Senator Abba Moro, a two-term representative of Benue South Senatorial District under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has ascended to the position of Senate Minority Leader. The opposition party in the red Chamber nominated Moro, who was subsequently affirmed in his new leadership role.
This change comes in the wake of a decision by the Appeal Court to remove Senator Simon Davou Mwadkwon, previously holding the position and representing Plateau North Senatorial District. Senator Mwadkwon, a first-time senator, was nominated by the minority caucus but faced removal due to the legal proceedings.
The Senate had earlier designated the Minority leader position to the North Central region, and Senator Moro, with his extensive experience and two-term tenure, emerged as the chosen successor. Notably, the recently appointed Minority Leader brings with him a wealth of experience, having served as the Minister of Interior during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
This shift in Senate leadership marks a significant development in the political landscape, with Senator Abba Moro poised to take on the responsibilities of guiding the minority agenda in the legislative proceedings.