Plateau - The Plateau House of Assembly has elected Dem Daniel as its new Majority Leader.
Daniel, a fresh PDP lawmaker, represents Riyom constituency in the House.
The new leader replaces Mr Gyang Fulani, the former Majority Leader, who died on July 8, in a stampede when gunmen attacked mourners at Maseh, a village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Gyang Dantong (PDP, Plateau North), died in that same stampede.
A top official of the House, who would not want to be named, in Jos on Thursday that Daniel became the choice because he is from the Plateau to which the post is zoned.
"Daniel will be sworn in later in the day (Thursday)’’, the official, said.