Senate Announces Changes in Leadership Positions

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The Senate on Wednesday announced that it is making some minor changes in its leadership. The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, made the announcement as the plenary commenced.

Akpabio said Oyelola Ashiru (APC – Kwara South) , formerly deputy whip, had been elevated to the position of deputy senate leader, and Onyekachi Nwaebonyi (APC, Ebonyi North) as the new deputy whip.

He explained that the appointments were as a result of the resignation of the deputy senate leader, David Umahi, who was was appointed as minister of works by President Bola Tinubu.

The changes in appointments are coming a day after the Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, complained that the legislative proceedings in the upper chamber since the beginning of the 10th senate do not conform with its rules and regulations.

Earlier on 4 July, the Senate constituted its leadership about three weeks after it was inaugurated, and announced Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti ) as the senate leader and Mr Umahi as his deputy. He announced others as principal officers Ali Ndume as chief whip and Mr Ashiru as deputy chief whip.

He also named Simon Mwadkwon (PDP, Plateau North) as the minority leader and Oyewunmi Olalere (PDP, Osun West) as the deputy minority leader; while Darlington Nwokeocha (LP, Abia Central) was appointed minority whip, and Rufai Hanga (NNPP, Kano Central) emerged as deputy minority whip.

 

 

 

 

 

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