The pronouncement of Senator Osita Ngwu representing Enugu West as the new Senate Minority Whip has caused an uproar in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
Ngwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was named as the minority leader by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, during plenary session on Tuesday, November 21.
This development did not go down well with some Labour Party senators.
Sen. Okechukwu Ezea from Enugu North rose to fault the nomination. His personal objection was backed by Sen. Tony Nwoye of the LP who equally rose to challenge the ceding of three slots of the minority leadership to the PDP, leaving the Labour Party with no representation in the senate leadership.
After an intense argument, the President of the Senate took the majority decision who had voted in favour of the PDP for the Senate Minority Whip.
Ngwu has replaced Labour Party’s Sen. Darlington Nwokwocha, who represented Abia Central district, until his sack by the Court of Appeal in Lagos on November 4.