BREAKING: Tambuwal Loses Out as Mwadkwon Becomes Senate Minority Leader

A Senator representing Plateau North, Simon Mwadkwon, has beaten Aminu Tambuwal, representing Sokoto South, to become minority leader of the Senate.

The minority leadership of the upper legislative chamber was announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday, July 4.

“The minority caucus of the senate is made up of about seven political parties and have come up with their leadership so I will proceed to announce [the names],” Akpabio informed the senators.

“Senator Simon Mwadkwon, minority leader; Oyewumi Olalere, deputy minority leader; senator Darlington Nwokocha, minority whip; and Senator Rufai Anga, deputy minority whip,” he added.

Politics Nigeria understands that Tambuwal, immediate-past governor of Sokoto and a former speaker of the House of Representatives, was interested in leading the minority caucus of the senate.

However, when the principal officers of the minority leadership was announced, his name was missing.

This newspaper had reported how the former governor’s bid to be minority leader was met with stiff resistance from members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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