10th NASS: Jimoh Ibrahim snubs Akpabio, chooses Yari among South West Senators [Full list]


A document showing how newly sworn-in Senators voted their principal officers has revealed that only one South West Senator voted Abdu’lAziz Yari, a contender for the Senate president position.

Jimoh Ibrahim, a Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, chose Yari over Godswill Akpabio, who emerged President of the 10th Senate.

The South Western region of Nigeria is made up of six states – namely Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti, with three Senators representing each of the states in the 10th Senate.

Ondo State is represented by Jimoh Ibrahim, Emmanuel Olajide and Adeniyi Adegbonmire.

Senators representing Osun State; Fadeyi Olubiyi, Francis Fadahunsi and Oyewumi Olalere all chose Akpabio over Yari.

Also, in Oyo State, Senators Akintunde Yunus, Buhari Abdulfatai and Alli Abiodun voted for Akpabio.

For Ekiti State, Senators Fasuyi OLuwole, Bamidele Opeyemi and Adaramodu Raphael also chose Akpabio over Yari.

In Lagos State, Senators Sanni Wasiu, Abiru Mukhail and Adebule Oluranti also voted Akpabio over Yari.

For Ogun State, Senators Salisu Afolabi, Daniel Olugbenga and Adeola Olamilekan went for Akpabio over Yari.

You will recall that Akpabio was elected the Senate President of the 10th Senate on Tuesday, after going head to head in the contest against Yari, both members of the All Progressives Congress.

The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State has subsequently been sworn in.

The election was carried out in a secret ballot system, where Senators were called out according to their states to cast their votes, but they had their names on the ballot papers.

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