Abuja - The ambition of former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio to become the next Senate Minority Leader appears to have hit a brick wall, reports Thisday.
Two chieftains of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja for an order prohibiting the nomination of Akpabio for the post of Minority Leader in the 8th Senate.
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The chieftains, Alaye Pedro and Dr. Okechukwu Ibeh are contending that the nomination of the ex-governor for the position of principal officer of the Senate will be in breach of section 3(2) of the Senate Standing Rule.
The plaintiffs in an ex-parte application sought an order restraining the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and members of the PDP caucus from the South-South from appointing the Senate Minority Leader.
Recalled that the Senate Minority Leader has been zoned to the South-South geo-political zone and Akpabio is aspiring for the position.
Read more at Thisday.
- News 24