On Tuesday, the opposition party in the red chamber affirmed its decision to appoint Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South Senatorial District under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the Senate Minority Leader.
Moro, a two-term senator, succeeds Senator Simon Davou Mwadkwon of Plateau North Senatorial District, whose position the Appeal Court overturned.
The newly appointed Minority Leader previously served as the Minister of Interior during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Upon his appointment, Senator Abba Moro received congratulations from HRM John Elaigwu Obagaji, the Och’Idoma. In a letter signed by the Chief Palace Scribe and Media Aide to HRM Ochi’Idoma, Onuminya Samuel Odoba, Senator Abba Moro was addressed as the ‘Ogigo Omebe k’Idoma.’
The letter reads in part:
“Congratulations to Dist. Senator Patrick Abba Moro, Ogigo Omebe K’Idoma, on your emergence as the Senate Minority Leader of the Nigerian Senate. Your demonstrated capabilities in uplifting commoners will undoubtedly be showcased in your current position, collaborating with esteemed colleagues to enact laws that benefit minorities in Nigeria.”