Senate President Election Underway in the 10th National Assembly Amidst Controversy and Multiple Nominations

Senate President Election Underway in the 10th National Assembly Amidst Controversy and Multiple Nominations

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.

The process of electing the Senate President for the 10th National Assembly has commenced, with multiple nominations from different senators-elect.

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The proceedings were marked by a heated exchange following the nomination of Abdulaziz Yari, as some senators-elect questioned his eligibility for the position.

The voting process is being conducted openly, with the Clark of the National Assembly calling out senators-elect based on the alphabetical order of their states.

Nominations of Godswill Akpabio and Abdulaziz Yari:

Two senators, Ali Ndume and Olamilekan, nominated Godswill Akpabio for the position of Senate President, while Elisha Abbo and Jimoh Ibrahim put forward Abdulaziz Yari as their nominee.

This indicates that there are multiple candidates vying for the nation’s third-highest position in the government.

Controversy Surrounding Abdulaziz Yari’s Eligibility:

Upon the nomination of Abdulaziz Yari, a contentious atmosphere arose among the senators-elect.

Some individuals voiced concerns, stating that the former governor of Zamfara State may not meet the qualifications required to contest for the Senate President position.

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The disagreement highlights the differing opinions among the senators-elect regarding Yari’s suitability for the role.

Open Voting Procedure:

The voting process for the Senate President is being conducted in an open manner.

The Clark of the National Assembly is following the alphabetical order of the states to call out the senators-elect, allowing them to cast their votes.

This transparent approach ensures that the voting procedure is conducted fairly and allows for accountability.

Conclusion:

As the voting process begins for the position of Senate President in the 10th National Assembly, tensions arose following the nomination of Abdulaziz Yari, with some senators-elect questioning his eligibility.

The open voting procedure, based on the alphabetical order of states, is being followed to ensure a transparent and fair election.

The outcome of the voting will determine who will hold the influential position of Senate President in Nigeria’s government.

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