Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been nominated for the position of the Deputy Senate President.
Ekweremadu was nominated to retain his seat by senator-elect Chukwuka Utazi and was seconded by Senator-elect Rose Oko (Cross River North).
The immediate past deputy senate president’s nomination, however, came as a surprise to many.
Both Utazi and Oko are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker representing Enugu West, however, excepted the nomination as he vowed to work with Ahmed Lawan who had earlier been elected Senate President.
This was even as the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) had nominated the Senator-elect for Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Senator-elect for Katsina North, Ahmed Baba Kaita nominated Omo-Agege while Senator-elect for Niger North, Abdullahi Aliyu Sabi seconded it.
In nominating Ekweremadu, Senator-elect Utazi said, his emergence as the deputy president would “restore the sanctity of the Senate chamber which was bastardized eight months ago”.