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Saraki's emergence: 51 APC senators absent

2015-06-09 13:17

Abuja - The election of Senator Bukola Saraki as the new Senate President is enmeshed in confusion.

Only 57 out of the 108 senators were on the floor of the House when Saraki was nominated and elected.

Also read: BREAKING: Saraki emerges new Senate President

Saraki’s main challenger for the post, Ahmed Lawan and his supporters were absent during the exercise.

They were reportedly attending a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the International Conference Centre when the election was conducted.

The meeting was called by Buhari to resolve the crisis that has engulfed the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the lawmakers’ battle for top seats in the federal legislature.

Read more on: bukola saraki  |  abuja  |  senate presidency

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