Senator Abba Moro has emerged the Senate Minority Leader in the 10th Assembly, a terse statement by his aide said on Tuesday.
Moro, a former Minister of Interior and Benue governorship candidate succeeds Senator Simon Mwadkwon who was sacked by the appellate court.
He was announced during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio following a meeting by the PDP caucus.
“The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro, has emerged as the Minority Leader of the Nigerian Senate,” Emmanuel Eche-Ofun John said in a statement.
“The minority caucus of the Senate had met and arrived on the choice of two-term Senator Abba Moro to lead the minorities in the red chamber, to fill the vacuum that was created by the sack of the former Minority Leader, Senator Simon Mwadkwon, by the Appeal Court,” the statement added.