The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has removed Senator Clifford Odia (Edo Central) as the Senate Deputy Minority Whip and replaced him with Senator Sahabi Yau (Zamfara North).
A PDP source stated that the main opposition party replaced Odia because of the need to reflect the federal character and spread in the choice of Minority positions in the Senate and the House of Representatives, The Nation reports.
The South-south where Odia hails from occupy two positions in the eight minority position of the National Assembly, while Yau’s region, the North-West, has none.
For instance, Kingsley Chinda (Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency), Rivers State, has been picked as Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South) is the party’s choice as Senate Minority Leader, while Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba South) is Deputy Minority Leader.
Senator Philip Aduda, who represents the Federal Capital Territory is Minority Whip.
Naija News learnt that the PDP is currently lobbying Senator Odia on the need to accept the decision of the party.