Lawan Defeats Saraki To Senate President’s Race In APC Mock Election

Lawan Defeats Saraki To Senate President’s Race In APC Mock Election

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The All Progressives Congress, APC,
Last night announced Senator Ahmed
Lawan and Senator George Akume as
sole candidates for the position of
President and Deputy Senate President of
the 8th Senate respectively.
The announcement was made after a
Primary election organised by the
National Working Committee of the APC
at the International Conference Centre,
Abuja.
However, another contender for the
office of Senate President, Senator
Bukola Saraki and his supporters
boycotted the election, signalling difficult
days ahead in the Red chambers of the
National Assembly.
According to the National Secretary of
the Party, Malam Buni, who served as
returning officer, 33 Senators were
accredited to vote, with Lawan getting 32
Votes , while one was declared invalid.
Buni said: “By the powers conferred on
me by the NWC of the APC as the Chief
Returning Officer of this election, after
having certified that Dr. Ahmed Lawan
has fulfilled all the requirements of the
party, he is hereby nominated as the
sole candidate of the party for the
position of Senate President of the 8th
Senate.”
Akume was also adopted using the same
procedure.
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In his response after the election, Lawan
said while he was grateful for the
confidence reposed in him by the party
and his colleagues, he was saddened that
his colleagues “in
the other camp” did not participate in
the process, pleading with the NWC to
assist him in winning over all other
senators in the National Assembly
because he would require their support
not only to win on Tuesday but also to
provide leadership at the legislative arm
of the government.

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