Kano Senator Jibrin Barau emerges Deputy Senate President


Jibrin Barau, Senator representing Kano South senatorial district, has  emerged as Deputy Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

Senator Dave Umahi nominated Senator Barau as Deputy Senate President and read his citation after which the nominee accepted the nomination.

The Clerk of the Red Chamber after asking if there are further nominations, declared Senator Jibrin Barau as Deputy Senate President unopposed.

Senator Barau was thereafter sworn in as Deputy Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

Earlier, Senator Godswill Akpabio was elected Senate President after he defeated Senator Abdulaziz Yari.

Barau had ran for the Senate Presidency seat,  but after a meeting with the president,  Bola Tinubu, and the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, the Kano lawmaker withdrew and took the position of the Deputy Senate President.

The position was keenly contested at the initial stages with lawmakers Sani Musa and Orji Kalu expressing interest in the seat.

However, upon Barau’s choice as the favoured candidate, Musa withdrew from the race but refused to camp with the Akpabio/Barau ticket while Kalu continued in the race till Monday evening when the governors and lawmakers from the South-East met with the Akpabio, Barau and the president.

Musa also on Tuesday morning declared his support for the party’s choice.

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