The clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has declared Senator representing Yobe North constituency, Ahmed Lawan, has the winner of the leadership position of the ninth National Assembly.
Senator Lawan defeated his opponent Ali-Ndume with 79 votes from the lawmakers, thereby making him the Senate President.
His victory was announced by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, who added that 107 senators cast their votes.
He was immediately sworn-in by the clerk of the National Assembly.
Senator Lawan is a member of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).