The All Progressives Congress on Saturday night picked Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator George Akume as sole candidates for the position of President and Deputy Senate President of the 8th Senate.
This followed a mock election conducted by the National Working Committee of the APC at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
According to the National Secretary of the Party, Mala Buni, who served as returning officer, 33 Senators were accredited to vote after which Lawan got 32 votes and one vote was declared invalid.
Buni said, “By the powers conferred on me by the NWC of the APC as the Chief Returning Officer of this election after having certified that Dr. Ahmed Lawan has fulfilled all the requirements of the party, he is hereby nominated as the sole candidate of the party for the position of Senate President of the 8th Senate.”
A similar procedure was adopted in the election of Akume. Akume got 32 out of the 33 votes.