The new Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda, has boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might soon form the majority in the Red Chamber.
While addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Aduda stated that his comment is based on the number of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators defecting to the PDP.
Aduda said that there would surely be challenges as the new Minority Leader, expressing hope that those challenges would be surmounted.
The lawmaker, however, promised to give meaningful leadership to the minority in the Senate.
He stated, “There are a lot of challenges as 2023 approaches; we will manage them. This is the season you have aggrieved members from all sides, various defections by those who are aggrieved and those who got their parties’ tickets. I can assure you that we will ensure we give meaningful leadership to the minority in the Senate.”
Speaking further, Aduda stated that the opposition party was not worried about the mass appeal the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, was getting across the country.
He said, “Make no mistake about it, grassroots politics is different from Internet politics. You can have a lot of followership on the Internet but when you go to the grassroots, it is not so.
“The hype is not what is in the grassroots. It doesn’t matter if Peter Obi is gathering followership, because, in politics, we lose some and gain some.”