- The new minority leader, Biodun Olujimi, has been congratulated by Senator Ahmed Lawan
- Mrs Olujimi becomes the new minority leader of the upper chamber after Godswill Akpabio resigned
- He also also congratulated Emmanuel Paulker, who now assumed the position of deputy minority whip
Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe), the senate majority leader, has on Wednesday, October 10, congratulated the new minority leader, Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti).
Mrs Olujimi becomes the new minority leader of the upper chamber after Godswill Akpabio, who formerly occupied the position, resigned.
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Premium Times reports that while congratulating the newly sworn-in senators, Mr Lawan congratulated Mrs Olujimi.
“Mr president, let me join you in congratulating our new senators who took their oath this morning. We wish them a very fruitful and productive senate life.
“Mr president, even though not formally announced, I also want to use this opportunity to congratulate the new Minority Leader of the Senate, Biodun Olujimi.
Going further, the Senate majority leader also congratulated Emmanuel Paulker, who now assumed the position of deputy minority whip.
“Equally let me congratulate the new Deputy Minority Whip, Emmanuel Paulker.
“Mr president, I can see that the representation and the contribution of the house pf representatives to this senate is significant. Today, out of the ten principal officers of this Senate, six are originally of the House of Representatives. The two new senators as well,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that senators on the platforms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, October 9, reportedly reached a truce on the planned impeachment of Bukola Saraki, their president.
The truce was reached at a meeting of the senior legislators which lasted for 20 minutes as they returned from a long recess on Tuesday, October 9.
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