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Breaking: APC Announces Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Umahi, Others as Senate Leaders

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APC Announces Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Umahi, Others as Senate Leaders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reached an agreement to address the tensions surrounding the race for majority principal offices in the National Assembly.

A template has been created to accommodate the contenders vying for positions.

The party is expected to inform Senate President Godswill Akpabio and House of Representatives Speaker Tajudeen Abbas of the decision soon.

The power-sharing formula in the Senate will involve Senator Opeyemi Bamidele as Senate Leader, Senator Dave Umahi as Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume as Chief Whip, and Senator Lola Ashiru as Deputy Chief Whip.

The party hopes that this formula will promote stability within the Senate.

Similar efforts have been made in the House of Representatives, with consensus reached on the positions of Majority Leader, Chief Whip, and Deputy Chief Whip.

The APC leadership aims to prevent division among senators and emphasizes that it does not intend to impose leaders.

Letters will be sent to the leadership of both chambers soon.

The delay in communication is due to the National Chairman’s medical check-up in Nasarawa State.

***UPDATED***

In a recent announcement, Senate President Godswill Akpabio revealed the new principal officers of the majority party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the upper legislative chamber.

Opeyemi Bamidele, senator representing Ekiti central, has been appointed as the majority leader, while David Umahi, senator representing Ebonyi south, will serve as the deputy majority leader.

Additionally, Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has been named as the chief whip of the senate, with Lola Ashiru, senator representing Kwara south, appointed as the deputy chief whip.

In a surprising turn of events, Simon Mwadkwon has emerged as the new minority leader of the upper legislative chamber, beating out Aminu Tambuwal for the position.

Alongside Mwadkwon, Oyewumi Olalere was named deputy minority leader, Darlington Nwokocha as minority whip, and Rufai Anga as deputy minority whip.

This outcome comes after Tambuwal faced resistance from members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) due to his role in the primary election that resulted in Atiku Abubakar becoming the party’s standard-bearer.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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