Senator Ahmed Lawan of the All Progressives Congress, APC has emerged as the leader of the 9th National Assembly.
Lawan who defeated his opposition, Alli Ndume, polled 79 votes while Ndume only managed 28.
His victory was announced by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, who added that 107 senators cast their votes.
Senator Lawan was immediately sworn-in by the clerk of the National Assembly.
Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is a Nigerian senator who represents the All Progressive Congress in the Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State. He became a senator in 2007.