Godswill Akpabio Emerges Victorious over Abdul’aziz Yari in Senate President Seat Battle

Godswill Akpabio Emerges Victorious over Abdul’aziz Yari in Senate President Seat Battle

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. In a recent development, the former governor of Zamfara state, Abdul’aziz Yari, faced defeat in the race for the Senate President seat against Godswill Akpabio, the former governor of Akwa Ibom.


The victory of Akpabio, who was endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), marks a significant shift in leadership.

Akpabio Emerges as the Winner:

With 63 votes, Godswill Akpabio secured victory over his sole competitor, Abdulaziz Yari, who received 46 votes.

This outcome establishes Akpabio as the successor to Ahmed Lawan as the Senate President, a position of great importance in Nigerian politics.

Mixed Reactions and a Captured Moment:

A video circulated online captured Yari in a pensive mood while other lawmakers congratulated Akpabio.

This footage prompted diverse reactions from Nigerians, reflecting a range of opinions and emotions regarding the outcome.

Nigerians Express Their Thoughts:

danlajiri expressed surprise, questioning whether Yari was taken aback by the result.


akukoofficial noted the evident pain in Yari’s eyes.

kins4real commended the South-South region’s political awareness, contrasting it with the South-East’s approach.

The user highlighted Akpabio’s dedication to his party and criticized Orji Uzo Kalu’s actions during the election.

theeddycris humorously referred to Yari’s decision to step down during primaries, suggesting that it served a purpose.

ke2tones commented on the rotational nature of political power, comparing it to the concept of a breakfast seat.

eugene admired Yari’s boldness despite his unsuccessful tenure as governor, while also alluding to Kalu’s declining influence.

officialbobbyfredick attributed Yari’s loss to religious and bigoted motivations, expressing gratitude for the outcome.


Abdul’aziz Yari’s defeat in the Senate President race to Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, has sparked varied reactions among Nigerians.


While some view it as a consequence of regional political awareness, others attribute it to personal choices made by Yari.

The outcome signifies a significant shift in leadership and sets the stage for a new era in Nigerian politics.

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