Simon Mwadkwon, senator representing Plateau north, has defeated Aminu Tambuwal, senator representing Sokoto South, to become minority leader of the 10th senate.
The minority leadership of the upper legislative chamber was announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
Akpabio said; “The majority of members of the Senate Minority Caucus of the Senate made up of seven political parties have come up with their leadership.
“Senator Simon Mwadkwon, minority leader; Oyewumi Olalere, deputy minority leader; senator Darlington Nwokocha, minority whip; and senator Rufai Anga, deputy minority whip.”
Tambuwal, immediate-past governor of Sokoto and a former speaker of the house of representatives, was interested in leading the minority caucus of the senate.
However, when the principal officers of the minority leadership was announced, his name was conspicuously missing.
Meanwhile, earlier Akpbio announced Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, representing Ekiti State as the Senate Majority Leader.
Senator Dave Umahi, a representative from Ebonyi State, has been chosen as the Deputy Senate Leader. Senator Ali Ndume, from Borno State, has been appointed as the Chief Whip, and Senator Lola Ashiru, representing Kwara State, has taken on the responsibility of Deputy Chief Whip.