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10th NASS: Some South South Senators voted against Akpabio

At least six senators from the South-South failed to support the election of Godswill Akpabio as the 10th Senate President.

Recalls that on Tuesday, the upper chamber of the National Assembly had upon its inauguration, elected its leaders.

Senator Godwill Akpabio, from the South-South and Abdul’Aziz Yari of the North-West, were nominated for the position shortly after the House was inaugurated.

Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom State Governor won the election after scoring 63 votes, defeating Senator Yari who also scored 46 votes.

A public document published by Daily Post revealed how the Senators voted. The document indicated that some Senators from Akpabio’s geopolitical zone voted against him by casting their ballots for Yari, a former Governor of Zamfara State.

A close look at the social media photo showed that two senators from Bayelsa State, three from Delta State and one from Edo State voted against Akpabio.

Bayelsa State

While Senator Agasaga Benson cast his vote for Akpabio, Senators Benson Friday and Dickson Seriake voted for Yari

Delta State

The entire senators from Delta State including Senators, Nwoko Ned, Dafinone Omueya, Joel Onowakpo all voted against Akpabio.

Edo state

Our correspondent also observed that the lawmaker representing the Edo Central Senatorial district, Okpebolo Monday also voted against Akpabio by casting his ballot for Yari.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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