President of the Senate of Nigeria
The President of the Nigerian Senate is the presiding officer of the Senate of Nigeria, elected by its membership. The Senate President is second in line for succession to the Nigerian presidency, after the Vice President of Nigeria. The current President of the Senate is Dr. Bukola Saraki.
List of Senate Presidents
|Anyim Pius Anyim||2000–2003||PDP|
|Bukola Saraki||2015 - present||PDP|
- Nwafor Orizu was the only Senate President of Nigeria ever to ascend to the Nigerian presidency through the constitutional order of succession. He was later forced to handover power to Aguiyi-Ironsi military junta.
- David Mark became the first person to retain the Presidency of the Senate and serve a second term in 2011. He and his deputy were re-nominated without contest.
- David Mark was the longest serving senate president (2007-2015) and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu is still the longest serving deputy senate president (2007-present).