- Senator Biodun Olujimi has become the new minority leader in the Senate
- Olujimi was the deputy minority whip before Akpabio's defection
Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South senatorial constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken over the seat of the minority leader in the Senate, formally occupied by Godswill Akpabio.
Akpabio resigned as the minority leader after defecting from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress.
Daily Trust reports that at the resumption of plenary, Olujimi was seen occupying Akpabio’s seat, a development that gave credence to speculations that she was nominated to take over as minority leader.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that most lawmakers were absent as the National Assembly resumed on Tuesday, October 9, after it’s long break which it embarked upon on July 24, 2018.
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It was observed to be quite scanty of lawmakers. There is also rejig of the security at the National Assembly as more police officers and police trucks were sighted.
There were more security men in unidentified uniform also on the ground with strict instructions not to allow unauthorised persons into the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, some senators loyal to the APC allegedly vowed to remove Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, as the lawmakers resume from annual recess on Tuesday, October 9.
But senators belonging to the PDP are reportedly fighting back and have resolved to resist any illegal move by APC lawmakers to force the Senate president and his deputy out of office. The PDP lawmakers have insisted that leadership of the Senate is not by party affiliation but through an election by all the senators.
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