Senator-elect Ahmed Lawan has defeated his close rival Senator Ali Ndume in the 9th Assembly Presidential race.
Lawan who is representing Yobe North on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday during the inuaguration of the 9th Assembly defeated Borno South Senator Ndume of the same APC.
Earlier, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi of Kebbi State had nominated Lawan which was seconded by Senator Solomon Olamilekan of Lagos State.
Senator Ndume was nominated by Senator Ishaku Abu of Adamawa and seconded by Barry Mpigi of Rivers State.
After all the votes casted by the 107 accredited senators were counted, Lawan scored 79 vote points while Ndume polled 28 votes.
Recall, the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party had endorsed Ndume for the presidential race unlike in Saraki’s tenure where the PDP worked for Saraki’s victory.