There was mild drama in the Senate on Tuesday over the appointment of Benue South Senator Abba Moro as Senate Minority Leader and Enugu West Senator Osita Ngwu as Minority Leader.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker replaced Simon Mwadokwon, the senator representing Plateau North. and Darlington Nwokocha, a senator representing the Abia Center Party following his dismissal by the court.
As soon as Akpabio finished reading the announcement purported to be from the minority caucus, an altercation began in the chamber.
Labor senator for Anambra North Tony Nwoye condemned Mr Akpabio’s decision to choose the leadership of the Senate, calling it unfair.
Nwoye said while yelling at Akpabio. Why does the Senate President choose our leaders for us? ”
“You did the worst thing. You drove us to the wall. What do you mean? It’s unfair. It’s not about me, it’s about the institutions of the state.”
After some senators appeased Nwoye, Akpabio explained that the two minority leaders showed the signatures of senators agreeing to the decision.
“Minorities put their own homes in order first,” he said.
“The Senate President can only work on what is in front of him. We have Sen. Abaribe and Sen. Aliero, but their names are not here,” he added.