- The names of the principal officers of the 9th Senate have been released
- The principal officers were chosen from both the APC and the PDP
- Orji Uzor Kalu is the new chief whip and Senator Abdullahi Aliyu Sabi from Niger state is his deputy
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, July 2, announced the names of the eight principal officers for both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the minority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Senator Abdullahi Abubakar Yahaya from Kebbi state is the new Senate leader, while Ajayi Borofice from Ondo state is deputy Senate leader, Daily Trust reports.
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Former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu is the new Senate chief whip while Senator Abdullahi Aliyu Sabi from Niger state was announced as the deputy chief whip.
Also, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe from Abia state is the new Senate minority leader, while Senator Emmanuel Bwacha from Taraba is the deputy minority leader.
Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda (FCT) is the minority whip, with Senator Sahabi Ya’u as the deputy minority whip.
The announcement followed the letters received by the Senate president from the national chairmen of the two political parties, Adams Oshiomhole (APC) and Prince Uche Secondus (PDP) respectively, who said the parties unanimously nominated the new principal officers.
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Recall that a chieftain of the APC and former chief whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, urged the party leadership to reward loyalty and hard work in selecting other principal officers of the National Assembly.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Doguwa, said the remaining posts should be distributed among the six geo-political zones in a manner that would reward hard work and support for the APC at the polls.
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