Lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 9th House of Representatives has elected Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) as House Minority Leader.
Chinda replaces Leo Ogor (PDP, Delta), the Minority Leader in the out-gone 8th House, who spent a large chunk of his tenure on a sick bed.
Newsflash247 gathered that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had put pressure on the immediate former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to be the minority leader in the 9th National Assembly.
It was learnt that the delay in coming up with the list of principal officers in the House was due to the fact that the former speaker from Bauchi northeast, was being persuaded to take the position.
The national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, and members of the NWC reportedly met on Wednesday, June 19, with the party’s caucus in the House to reach a final decision on the list and a letter sent to speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to read when the House reconvenes on Tuesday, July 2.
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had previously reported that the senator representing Abia south at the upper legislative chamber, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, became the minority leader of the ninth Senate.
It was reported that he emerged at an ongoing meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Maitama residence of the national chairman, Uche Secondus.