PDP picks Abaribe as Senate Minority Leader, Bwacha, Deputy – Independent Observers

PDP picks Abaribe as Senate Minority Leader, Bwacha, Deputy

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By Temitope Owotoki

The National Working Committee (NWC) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and senators on the platform of the party, have elected Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) as Minority Leader of the Senate.

Also elected are Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba South), who retained his position as Deputy Minority Leader; Philip Aduda (FCT), who also retained his position as Chief Whip; Clifford Ordia (Edo Central), elected the Deputy Minority Whip.

The meeting, which took place at the residence of Secondus, lasted three hours, and had in attendance members of the National Working Committee.

The meeting was held primarily to select the Minority Leaders for the Senate and House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly.

Minority whips for both chambers as well as chairman of PDP National Assembly Caucus are also expected to emerge at the end of the meeting.

The leadership of the party is expected to write the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on the election.

The PDP NWC will today meet with the House of Representatives PDP Caucus to select same positions for the lower chamber.

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