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Ex-Minister Abba Moro Emerges Senate New Minority Leader



Senator Abba Moro representing Benue South senatorial district, on Tuesday,  emerged as the Senate Minority Leader.

His appointment was made known during the Plenary on Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Moro, who is a two-term Benue senator, served as Minister of Interior under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

The former Minister took over the office of the Senate minority leader following the removal of Senator Simon Davou Mwadkwon who is the senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District by the Appeal Court.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on October 23, 2023 nullified Mwadkwon’s victory as the senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

In a unanimous judgement, the three-member panel led by Justice Daudu Williams held that the PDP did not validly nominate Mwadkwon.

Following his sack by the Appeal Court, his office as the Senate minority leader became vacant until Senator Moro’s emergence.

News About Nigeria gathered that the PDP lawmakers had agreed to zone the position to the North-Central in the interest of fairness and equity.

The Senate President also announced Sen. Osita Ngwu, senator from the PDP representing Enugu West as the Senate Minority Whip.

Senator Ngwu replaced Sen. Darlington Nwokwocha of the Labour Party who was sacked by the court of appeal sitting in Lagos state.

Before his removal, Nwokwocha was the senator representing Abia central under the umbrella of the LP.

Senator Ngwu’s position as the new Minority Whip left the the Labour Party with no representation in the senate leadership.