Senators elected on the platform of the Labor Party LP on Tuesday grilled Senate President Godswill Akpabio over the appointment of Senator Abba Moro and Senator Osita Ngwu as Minority Leader and Minority Leader respectively. denounced.
DAILY POST reports that Sen. Moro, who represents Benue South, has emerged as the new minority leader in the Senate.
Similarly, Senator Osita Ngwu representing Enugu West was appointed as Minority Whip. The two were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The appointment came after the Court of Appeal removed some of the senators.
Former minority leader Simon Mwadokwon is a member of the PDP, while LP Darlington Nwokocha was the minority whip.
However, the two members appointed to replace the sacked senators are PDP members.
The development infuriated Labor senators, who verbally attacked Akpabio shortly after he announced his new appointment (which he said came from the Senate minority group).
Tony Nwoyi of the LP representing Anambra North said it was unfair for the Senate President to choose leaders on their behalf.
“Are we your slaves? Why would the Senate President choose leaders for us?” Nwoye yelled at Akpabio.
“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.”
Reacting, Mr Akpabio claimed that the name was given to him by the Senate Minority Caucus and said he only deals with what is on his table.
“Minorities get their own house in order first. The Senate President can only work on what is in front of me. We have Senator Abaribe and Senator Ariello, but their names are not here,” he said. Said.