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PDP NWC meets senate caucus over minority leader selection


The Peoples Democratic Party’s National Working Committee (PDP, NWC) has met with the party caucus in the Senate to select a minority leader for the 10th Senate.

The PDP announced this in a statement issued by its spokesman Debo after a meeting on Monday at the opposition’s national secretariat in Abuja.

According to the statement, the PDP nominations into the minority leadership position in the Senate is yet to be concluded, adding that the party’s decision would be communicated to Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

The meeting, it said shows the importance of a stable opposition in the Senate and House of Representatives and that the caucus assured that it would be vital in defending democracy, the interest, and the well-being of Nigerians.

The statement said the meeting condemned the alleged moves by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to meddle in the affairs of the minority concerning the emergence of the minority leadership, which should be an exclusive reserve of the minority caucus as stipulated by constitutional provisions and Standing Rules of the Senate.

“The PDP and the senators continue with consultations on the emergence of the minority leadership in the Senate and are resolved to collectively present a unified leadership after due and conclusive considerations. Accordingly, the PDP will continue to provide the necessary leadership in this regard,” the opposition party noted.

It added, “Consequently, the meeting resolved that the PDP NWC communicates to the Senate president, Senator Akpabio, on the ongoing consultation in the minority caucus to the effect that the nominations into the minority leadership positions in the Senate has not been concluded. That upon conclusion, the nominated list will be formally conveyed to him appropriately for necessary action.”

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