PDP writes Senate, wants Shaibu Lau to replace Emmanuel Bwacha as Deputy Minority Leader.

Written by on February 8, 2022

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written to the Senate seeking the appointment of Senator Shaibu Lau (Taraba North) as the Senate Deputy Minority Leader after Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba South) recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the resumption of the plenary session for the week Senator Bwacha rose to inform the Senate of his decision to leave the PDP for the APC citing factionalisation and division in the PDP in Taraba State.

But raising a point of order, Senator George Sekibo argued that the constitution is clear that a lawmaker must retain his or her seat until the end of that tenure and can only defect to another party if there is a division in the party and the evidence of the division must be brought before the house.

Responding, Senate President Ahmad Lawan ruled Sekibo out of order maintaining that Senator Bwacha understands the political situation in his state better than Sekibo.

He further said the PDP National headquarters has been informed of this decision and has already appointed Senator Shuaibu Lau as the new deputy minority leader.

Seun Fakorede

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