……Akpabio is new Majority Leader, Lawan Minority Leader; Senate adjourns till Sept. 25
Analysis of the defection of fifteen senators at Tuesday’s plenary from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party show seats configuration in Senate as at July 24, 2018 as follows:
PDP – 56 Senators
APC – 49 Senators
APGA – 1 Seat
VACANT – 2 seats
PARTYLESS MEMBER – 1 (Sen. Buruji Kashamu is partyless after PDP’s expulsion).
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has adjourned for its annual recess to September 25, 2018.
With this development, PDP is now the Majority in the Senate and when the federal lawmakers resume on September 25, 2018; incumbent Majority Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan is to lead his senators to the opposition aisle to the left hand of the Senate President while incumbent Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio is to lead his senators to the aisle on the right hand of the Senate President in the chamber.
Hence the configuration will be as follows:
Majority Leader – Godswill Akpabio (PDP)
Minority Leader – Ahmed Lawan (APC)
Both leaders among other principal officers are also expected to switch their offices to ensure that the new results are reflected in and out of chambers.!
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