The senators were gathered at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fifteen into the meeting, the clerk of the National Assembly, conducted the election and subsequently swore Senator Bukola Saraki in as the Eighth Senate President.
Saraki, discharged his first duty as the new Seanate President by administering the oath of office and allegiance on the 75 senators that were in attendance. APC senators were led by Ahmad Lawan to take their oath of office.
According to protocol, every senator after swearing in is expected, to present a copy of their certificate to the senate president and in turn, shake hands with him.
However drama started when the wife of APC National Leader, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central ), left Saraki’s hand hanging after displaying her certificate. She then walked out on Saraki while muttering some words in low tone to the senate president.
The twenty-six other APC senators-elect who were also sworn in are: Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa) Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe), Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos), Olusola Adeyeye (Osun), Isiaka Adeleke (Osun), and Shehu Sani (Kaduna).
Afterwards the senate went into a closed-session at 10:58 am.
Senator Bukola Saraki on Tuesday outsmarted Tinubu’s candidate, Ahmad Lawan, in the race for Nigeria’s Senate President.