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President of the Nigerian Senate


President of the Nigerian Senate

The President of the 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 David Mark

List of Senate Presidents

Senate Presidents of Nigeria
Senate President Term Party
Nnamdi Azikiwe 1960 - 1960 NCNC
Dennis Osadebay 1960 - 1963 NCNC
Nwafor Orizu 1963–1966 NCNC
Joseph Wayas 1979–1983 NPN
Iyorchia Ayu 1992–1993 SDP
Ameh Ebute 1993 - 1993 SDP
Evan Enwerem 1999 - 1999 PDP
Chuba Okadigbo 1999–2000 PDP
Anyim Pius Anyim 2000–2003 PDP
Adolphus Wabara 2003–2005 PDP
Ken Nnamani 2005–2007 PDP
David Mark 2007 - Incumbent 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.


  • Official Website of the Nigerian Senate
  • The Making of a Senate President
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