The 10th Sanate has elected the former governor Akwa-Ibom State, Senator Godwin Akpabio.
He scored 63 to defeat Senator AbdulAzeez Yari former governor of Zamfara state who scored 47 votes.
Godswill Obot Akpabio CON was born 9 December 1962, is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who served as minister for Niger Delta Affairs from 2019 to 2022.
He resigned on 11 May 2022 on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest in the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress.
He previously served as governor of Akwa Ibom State from 2007 to 2015. Now elected President of the Senate of Nigeria 2023