BREAKING: Akpabio announces Bamidele, Umahi, Ndume as 10th senate principal officers
President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday formally announced the leadership of the Senate of the 10th National Assembly.
According to the Senate President , the emergence of the new principal officers was arrived at after wide consultation and approval by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
To this end, Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Bamidele Opeyemi emerged Majority Leader of the 10th Senate.
lso, Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume was announced the Senate Chief Whip.
Senator representing Ebonyi South, David Umahi emerged the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate while Senator Lola Ashiru representing Kwara North emerged the Deputy Majority Whip of the Senate.
In another development, Akpabio also announced principal officers from minority parties with Senator Mwadkwon Simon Davou , a PDP member representing Plateau North Senatorial district emerged as the Minority Leader
Also Senator Oyewumi Kamorudeen Olarere PDP representing Osun West is now the new Deputy Minority Leader
Other political parties from the opposition wing also also benefited from principal leadership with Senator Darlington Nwokeocha, a Labour Party member from Abia Central emerged the Minority Whip while Senator Rufai Hanga of the New Nigeria People’s Party from Kano Central emerged the Deputy Minority Whip
The emergence of the Senate principal officers has up to an end various speculations in the media as the atmosphere in the chamber was calmed and the Senate later went into a closed session and later reconvened without any further announcement.
Credit to: Tribuneonlineng