Akwa Ibom South-West Senator-elect, Godswill Akpabio, has defeated Zamfara West Senator-elect, Abdul’aziz Yari, in the 10th Senate President election on Tuesday morning.
Akpabio garnered highest number of votes out of the 109 votes cast.
This victory comes few hours after Akpabio held a closed-door meeting with Orji Kalu and Osita Izunaso, who were also aspiring for the position.
Although details of the meeting were sketchy, sources within Mr. Akpabio’s camp said the two aspirants had agreed to withdraw from the race and pledged their support for the former Akwa Ibom Governor.
Kalu and Izunaso are from Abia and Imo States in the South-east region, and are also members of the APC as Akpabio.