10TH NASS: Bamidele, Umahi, Ndume Becomes Principal Officers ...Julius Ihonvbere emerges as Leader of the House of Reps
The new officers are: Senator Opeyemi Bamidele from Ekiti State as Senate Leader, Senator Dave Umahi from Ebonyi State as Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume from Borno State as Chief Whip, and Senator Lola Ashiru from Kwara State as Deputy Chief Whip.
Akpabio also announced the names of minority principal officers.
They are Senator Simon Davou (Plateau North – PDP, Minority Leader), Oyewunmi Olarere (Osun West – PDP, Deputy Minority Leader), Darlington Nwokeocha (Abia Central – LP, Minority Whip), Rufai Hanga (Kano Central – NNPP, Deputy Minority Whip).
Similarly, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has announced the principal officers of the 10th House of Representatives.
They are: Julius Ihonvbere (APC – Edo, House Majority Leader), Halims Abdullahi (APC – Kogi, Deputy Majority Leader), Bello Kumo (APC – Gombe, Chief Whip), Adewunmi Onanuga (APC – Ogun, Deputy Chief Whip).
Also, Abbas read a letter from the House Minority Caucus, which detailed the names of the principal officers.
According to the letter, Kingsley Chinda of PDP, named as Minority Leader, Aliya Madaki of NNPP, is Deputy Minority Leader, Ali Isah of PDP, Minority Whip, while George Ebizimawo of Labour Party, is Deputy Minority Whip.
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