Senate appoints Aduda minority leader, Chukwuka minority whip
The Senate on Tuesday announced Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT) as minority leader and Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu) as the minority whip.
Mr Aduda’s appointment followed the official resignation of Eyinnaya Abaribe (APGA-Abia) as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and former minority leader.
This is contained in a letter by the PDP national secretary, Samuel Anyanwu, and sent to Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
“Leadership of the PDP is pleased to confirm to you the nomination of Sen. Aduda as the new Senate Minority Leader. The nomination of Aduda is for the replacement of the vacant seat of the minority leader created by the defection of Abaribe to APGA,” the PDP letter stated. “Similarly, the leadership of the PDP is pleased to confirm to you the nomination of Sen. Utazi as the new Senate Minority Whip.”
It added, “The nomination of Utazi for the replacement of the vacancy to the minority whip followed the elevation of Aduda to the Senate Minority Leader.”
Mr Lawan congratulated both lawmakers on their nomination.
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