6 June 2011
A ranking member of the House of Representatives from
, Aminu Tambuwal, has emerged as the Speaker. Sokoto State
Tambuwal clinched 252 votes to beat his rival, Mulikat Adeola-Akande, from
, who had 90 votes. Oyo State
Five members were absent while 13 abstained.
The election was conducted by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Aminu Maikasuwa.
Members erupted in jubilation immediately the votes for Tambuwal were announced.
Maikasuwa had to wait for the din to die down before counting Adeola-Akande‘s 90 votes.