The Senate has announced Sen Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT) as Senate Minority Leader.
This was contained in a letter by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read on the floor on Tuesday.
Aduda’s appointment follows the official resignation of Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe (APGA-Abia), a member of the PDP and former minority leader when he joined the Abia State governorship race.
The letter is titled, “Confirmation of the Senate Caucus Nomination of Sen. Philip Aduda as Senate Minority Leader.’’
The letter reads: “Leadership of the PDP is pleased to confirm 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.
“Please kindly accord Aduda all the necessary cooperation due to the office.’’
Similarly, “the leadership of the PDP is pleased to confirm the nomination of Sen. Utazi as the new Senate Minority Whip.
“The nomination of Utazi for the replacement of the vacancy to the minority whip followed the elevation of Aduda to the Senate Minority Leader.’’
It also announced Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu) as Minority Whip of the Senate.
The senate president congratulated both lawmakers on their nomination.