- Four House of Reps members on the platform of the PDP are reportedly eyeing the position of minority leader
- The lawmakers are Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, Hon. Onyeama Chukwuka, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta and Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu
- Meanwhile, a PDP member said the incumbent minority leader, Leo Ogor, has health issues which will not permit him to function well
Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th assembly in June, four elected House of Reps members on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are said to be eyeing the position of minority leader.
According to New Telegraph, chairman of the House committee on ethics and privileges, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai; deputy minority leader, Hon. Onyeama Chukwuka; chairman, committee on public petitions, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta; and one-time chairman power committee, Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu, have started making moves to seek support for their ambitions.
“I can confirm to you that there may be many more candidates coming out for minority leader and don’t forget that we are not foreclosing the possibility of producing even the speaker or deputy if the APC does not put its house in order. But for now, I know that Hon. Chuchu, Hon. Ossai, Hon. Abonta and Hon. Elumelu are the names on the lips of many of our party members," a PDP member from Enugu was quoted to have said.
Going further, the PDP member while speaking on the fate of the incumbent minority leader, Leo Ogor, said that even though he has been returned to the House of Reps, his health would not permit him to function well.
"You know Hon. Ogor is a very competent and effective opposition leader, but his health failed him in the last two years of the outgoing Assembly. Most of us believe he has done his best and even though he has been re-elected, it is time to call it quit. He should give way for another person, but we appreciate him," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Abiola Ajimobi asked the nine elected members of the House of Representatives from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, to support Femi Gbajabiamila for speaker.
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