BREAKING: Ovie Omo-Agege is new Deputy Senate President

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central at the National Assembly has won election into the seat of the Deputy Senate President.

The 55-year-old lawyer scored a total of 68 votes to defeat his only challenger in the race; 3-time Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 37 votes.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Monday formally adopted him for the position after months of speculations, thus paving way for his emergence as Deputy Senate President of the ninth National Assembly.

Omo-Agege, alleged to have led the 2018 armed invasion of the National Assembly leading to the theft of the Senate mace was found culpable by a National Assembly committee set up to investigate the incident. He however denied the allegation and no one has been prosecuted or convicted for the crime.

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