Former governor of Kwara state, Senator Bukola Abubakar Saraki, has been elected as the 8th Senate President of Nigeria.
In April 2011, after serving two-terms as a governor, Saraki ran for the office of the Senate to represent Kwara central senatorial district and won.
The new Senate president is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress and a former member of the People’s Democratic Party.
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Naij.com gives 4 major reasons that allowed senator Saraki to emerge as the 8th Senate president of the National Assembly.
1. He was endorsed by the Peoples Democratic Party senators and backed by minority senators of the All Progressives Congress.
2. In order for APC to save its face the party did not present its consensus candidate, Ahmed Lawan.
3. He had an emotional appeal to both northerners and southerners.
4. He had the support of past governors who are now members of the senate.
Meanwhile, the tussle for the leadership of the National Assembly has thrown open the question that, if Saraki’s initial defection to the APC was authentic or just for survival since the opposition party decided to adopt him as their candidate just before the election.
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