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General News of Tuesday, 13 June 2023


'The rubber stamp continues' - First reactions as Godswill Akpabio emerges Senate President

Senate President Godswill Akpabio_Photo: Channels TV Senate President Godswill Akpabio_Photo: Channels TV

A section of Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the emergence of the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabi as the Senate President of the 10th Assembly.

Akpabio, the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress defeated his party colleague Senator-elect Abdulazeez Yari.

The former Minister was paired with the senator representing Kano South, Jibrin Barau.

After a quick recess, Sani Tambuwal, the Clerk of the National Assembly, declared Akpabio as the Senate President having garnered 63 votes leaving his rival with 46 votes.

Against the announced time of 10 a.m., the election started before 9 a.m.

See how some Nigerians on social media reacted