Olujimi to replace Akpabio as Senate Minority Leader


Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South), is reportedly in line to succeed Senator Godswill Akpabio as Minority Leader.

The position became vacant following the defection of Senator Akpabio to the ruling All Progressive Congress.

Citing an unnamed source, Vanguard reported that the Senate Caucus of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have settled for the former Ekiti Deputy Gov and their position will be made known when the Senate reconvenes in September from its annual recess.

The report said Olujimi’s choice was informed by PDP’s desire to have a vibrant member from the South-West since Governor Ayodele Fayose, who has been very active, will soon round off, having completed his second term in office as governor.

It added that Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (PDP, Taraba South) and Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT) would retain their positions because they are both from the north.

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