Senator Ahmed Lawan has emerged the new Senate President after he polled 79 votes against his contender Senator Ali Ndume who polled 28 votes.

Lawan has been declared the President of the 9th Senate. He has since been sworn-in.

The Senate president says he will provide the necessary environment to Foster good governance. He will ensure nothing stops the parliament from performing its statutory legislative responsibility. He promised to provide to support required For the government to function. He says Partisanship will not hinder them from doing their duties as expected. He promised to ensure the provision of security and welfare for the people. He urged everyone to come together to work irrespective of party lines to create a sustainable economy that works for every Nigerian. If elected, Lawan says he will work with everyone, political differences will not hinder them from performing their duties in the interest of the Nation