Nigeria: Abaribe Is Senate Minority Leader

Abuja — Former Abia State deputy governor, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has emerged as the minority leader of the Senate.

Abaribe's emergence was announced at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership meeting in Abuja Thursday night.

In the 8th Senate, Abaribe served as Chairman of the Committee on Power.

Emmanuel Bwacha, who represents Taraba South Senatorial District also emerged aa deputy minority leader.

Philip Aduda, who represents the Federal Capital Territory became the Minority Whip while Senator Clifford Odia (PDP, Edo Central) was named the Senate Deputy minority whip.

No official statement has been released as the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) continued its closed-door meeting on Thursday night.

The party would equally meet the House of Representatives Caucus on Friday to pick its leaders.

A formal letter would be sent to inform the Senate of the party's decision.

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