A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - 64 ranking and new senators-elect have endorsed the former Kwara State governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, for the post of Senate president, reports Thisday.
The senators, who met on Wednesday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, said they decided to throw their weight behind Saraki because they want a Senate president who is a product of the members and not imposed by a godfather.
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Those present at the meeting included 19 senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 45 from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Senators present at the meeting included: Senators Muhammad Adamu Aliero, Danjuma Goje, Andy Uba, Mohammed Ali Ndume, Gilbert Nnaji, Dino Melaye, Isiaka Adeleke, among others.
Read more at Thisday.
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