Southeast PDP Senate Caucus Nominates Uche Ekwunife as Minority Leader

The Southeast caucus of the Senate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) nominated Anambra as senator, Uche Ekwunifeas the new minority leader. Senators from the region made this known in a letter to the party’s chairman, Iyorchia Ayu. The letter dated June 1 was signed by Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu East), Theodore Orji (Central Abia), Ike Ekweremadu (Enugu West), and Sam Egwu (Enugu North). Other signatories included Obinna Ogba (Ebonyi Central), Onyewuchi Francis (Imo East), Michael Nnachi (Ebonyi South), and Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North). Ms. Ekwunife’s nomination by the caucus comes about a week after Abia Senator and former minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe left the PDP. Abaribe, who cited the party’s “shameful display of illegality, impunity and undemocratic decision” as his reason for leaving, also dropped out of the Abia state governor’s race. He had also written a letter to Mr. Lawan informing him of his decision to resign as minority leader. The Southeastern DPP Senators, in their letter, requested that Mr. Ayu accept Ms. Ekwunife’s nomination and write to Senate President Ahmad Lawan to officially inform him of Mr. Abaribe’s replacement, Ekwunife, as leader. of the minority. “…We…nominated Uche Ekwunife as Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s replacement as the position was zoned to the southeast, the letter said. Lawmakers recalled that after former deputy minority leader Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba South) defected to the APC in February, the North East minority caucus immediately convened and nominated Shuaibu Lau (Taraba North) from the same area as new minority deputy. Leader. They also said that when Sahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North) defected to APC in July, Ibrahim Danbaba (Sokoto South) was immediately nominated to replace him as MP from the Senate whip minority. “We humbly request that you forward Uche Ekwunife’s name to the Senate President, as Senate Minority Leader.” Despite the wave of defections that has hit the PDP in recent months, the party claims to be more united and focused than before. Party leaders have cited the success of last week’s national convention as evidence of the party’s unity and its readiness to seize power in 2023. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Southeast PDP Senate Caucus Nominates Uche Ekwunife as Minority Leader