Just In: S’East PDP Caucus Writes Nat’l Chairman , Nominates Ekwunife as New Minority Leader
Following the defection of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) recently , the South East PDP Senate Caucus has nominated Senator Uche Ekwunife (Anambra Central) as the new Minority Leader in the Senate.
This was contained in a letter to the the PDP National Chairman, Iyorcha Ayu by the South East PDP Senate Caucus
In the letter dated June 1, and sighted by our correspondent, eight senators of the South East caucus including Senator Ike Ekweremadu (Enugu West) , Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu East) , Senator T.A Orji (Abia Central), Senator Sam Egwu (Ebonyi North), Senator Obinna Ogba ( Ebonyi Central), Senator Onyewuchi Francis ( Imo East), and Senator Michael Nnachi ( Ebonyi South) appended their signatures in support of the nomination
The letter read in part, “ Following the resignation of our senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnnaya Abaribe (Abia) from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP last week, we the under listed PDP senators of the South East zone hereby nominate Distinguished Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife (Iyom) as a replacement for Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as the position was zoned to the South East.
“Your Excellency, we humbly request that you kindly forward the name of Distinguished Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan as the Senate Minority Leader. “ the letter read