Representative Ovie Omo-Agege, speaking to Delta Central Senatorial District, has been elected as the Deputy Senate President of the ninth Senate.
Senator Omo-Agege defeated the Former Deputy Senate President in the 8th Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to emerge as the Deputy Senate Senate President.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu was nominated by senator-elect, Chukwuka Utazi while Senator-elect, Rose Oko (Cross River North) seconded the motion for Ekweremadu’s nomination.
Senator-elect for Katsina North, Ahmed Baba Kaita had nominated Omo-Agege while Senator-elect, Niger North, Abdullahi Aliyu Sabi seconded it.
DSP Omo-Agege won with 68 out of 107 votes to defeat Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP. Ekweremadu polled 39 votes.