Written by on November 21, 2023

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has announced Abba Moro, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as the new Minority leader of the Senate during plenary this Tuesday.

Moro, representing Benue south, replaces Simon Nwadkwon representing Plateau north on the PDP platform, who was sacked by the court on October 23.

An uproar, however, ensued in the upper chamber when Sen. Osita Ngwu (Enugu West/PDP) was announced as Senate Minority Whip, replacing Sen. Darlington Nwokwocha of the Labour Party (LP).

Sen. Okechukwu Ezea from Enugu North rose to fault the nomination. His personal observation/objection was backed by Sen. Tony Nwoye of the LP who equally rose to challenge the ceding of three of the minority leadership to the PDP, leaving the Labour Party with no representation in the senate leadership.

After an intense argument, the President of the Senate took the majority decision who had voted in favour of the PDP for Senate Minority Whip.

Meanwhile, the Senate has urged the Federal Government to immortalize the designer of the national flag, the late Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi who passed on August 29, 2023.

The lawmakers after the motion moved by Sen. Sharafadeen Abiodun representing Oyo South, observed a minute silence, urging the government to conduct a state burial in his honour for his befitting role in the design of the national flag.

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