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Announcement of Minority Leader, Whip forces Senate into Rowdy Session

Senate today Tuesday announced Senator Abba Moro (Benue South/PDP) as the Minority Leader. 

It also announced Senator Osita Ngu (Enugu West/PDP) as the Minority Whip.

Senators Abba Moro, and Osita Ngu replaced Senators Simon Davou Mwadkwon and Darlington Nwokocha respectively following their sacked at the Appeal Court.


Making the announcement, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, said having been endorsed by majority of the Minority Caucus, Senators Abba Moro and Osita Ngu shall temporarily occupy the positions which has been vacant.


Senator Abba Moro, was  endorsed by 41 senators while Senator Osita Ngu, 30 Senators according to the correspondence read by the Senate President. 


However, rising to raise a point of order, Senator Ezea Okechukwu (Enugu North/LP), urgued that it will be unfair for PDP to occupy three seats out of the 4 seats for the Minority Caucus in the Senate.


This point of order threw the Red chamber into a rowdy session as some of the lawmakers were heard shouting at the top of their voices.


The Senate President calmed the lawmakers, and admonished that it will be unfair for him not to announce the those principal officers having obtained majority signatures from the lawmakers from the Minority Caucus.

It was nevertheless resolved that hence the Abba Moro and Osita Ngu have obtained majority support from the lawmakers in the caucus, they remain the principal officers as already announced by the Senate President. 


Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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