The lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Philip Aduda, has been named the new Minority Leader of the Senate to replace Senator Eyinaya Abaribe.
In the new arrangement, Senator Chukwuka Utazi took over, Aduda’s former position as the Senate Minority Whip.
The announcement was made by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday while reading two separate letters signed by the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Samuel Anyanwu.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that the seat of the Minority Leader became vacant following the defection of Senator Abaribe (Abia South) from the PDP to the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in pursuit of his governorship ambition in Abia State.
This publication had reported that Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, had revealed that the PDP caucus is expected to nominate replacements and convey their choice to the Senate President, who would then announce the appointments.