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Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Opinedecandid(m): 11:38am On Jul 28, 2015
Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator (Akwa Ibom northwest), has been named the minority‎ leader of the senate. Akpabio was nominated by the south-south caucus of the PDP in the senate.

His nomination, however, is against the standing rules of the senate, which exempts first-term senators from holding principal positions. Last Wednesday, Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja rejected an‎ application seeking to stop Bukola Saraki, senate president, from the naming Akpabio as minority leader of the senate.

‎Alaye Pedro and Okechukwu Ibeh, both members of PDP, had filed an ex parte application challenging the party’s choice of Akpabio as senate minority leader. They contended that the ‎possible emergence of Akpabio as senate minority leader would breach the senate standing orders exempting first-term senators from holding such a position.

But the court struck out their application, paving way for Akpabio’s nomination on Monday. The PDP, which lost the majority seat in the senate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the March general election,‎ had zoned the position of senate minority leader to the south-south.

Challenging the nomination of Akpabio, Kabiru Marafa (APC Zamfara central)‎, argued that it did not follow rules of the senate‎, and was therefore null and void. But Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president,‎ wondered why Marafa, who is a member of the APC, had made it his business to oppose the decision of the PDP – a party in which he has no stake.

Ekweremadu‎ further explained that although the senate rules give consideration to ranking senators for principal positions, the constitution of Nigeria, a superior document, does not exempt anyone from holding positions of leadership. ‎

He added that the decision of the PDP to make Akpabio its leader in the senate was strictly the business of the party. The senate president subsequently ruled Marafa out of order after, saying he was “crying more than the bereaved”.

Earlier, Marafa had also raised a point of order, saying that the activities of the senate since June 9, besides the‎ inauguration of the presiding officers, were null and void because they did not follow the rules of the senate. ‎He was also ruled out of order.

‎Other minority principal officers are Emmanuel Bawcha, deputy minority leader; Philip Aduda; minority chief whip and Abiodun Olujimi, deputy minority chief whip.



https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-akpabio-senate-minority-leader

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Opinedecandid(m): 11:40am On Jul 28, 2015
A big CONGRATULATIONS to you, the Unccommon Transformation Icon.

Everyone who says His Excellency, Distinguished Senator (Chief) Godswill Akpabio lacks the capacity to lead a vibrant opposition at the red chamber if our NA does not seem to know him.

Akpabio is a tenacious and dogged fighter.

He is sagacious, quintessential and very intelligent. Those close to him usually wonder how he was created with a memory that can store vast information so retentively.

If you doubt me, ask the people of Akwa Ibom State. He just has the grace of having the wherewithal to succeed at anything he set his mind on.

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by seedgreen(m): 11:52am On Jul 28, 2015
Interesting
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by shaddoww: 11:52am On Jul 28, 2015
News as emerge that senator Godswill Akpabio as being announced as the Senate minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha as Senate's deputy leader, Philip Aduda as new Senate minority whip, Biodun Olujimi as new Senate deputy whip. The Senate president also announced that President Buhari as written to the house for the confirmation of the new service chiefs.
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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Mogidi: 11:56am On Jul 28, 2015
Can Akpabio lead a vibrant PDP in the senate?

@Opinedecandid
Put a source to your story.
https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-akpabio-senate-minority-leader
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by jaybee3(m): 12:00pm On Jul 28, 2015
Opinedecandid:


All mods take note, this news that I'm the first to put up, if another comes after mind and you take it to front page...
The last victimisation should be the last for ever

Grow da fvck up !

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by kaorama(m): 12:00pm On Jul 28, 2015
Akpabio's over ambition is capable of ruining south east south south alliance. What happens to the ranking rules of the senate? Next time, he wants to be senate President. Rocha's and Akpabio are problem politicians who always want to have their way.

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by IsraeliAIRFORCE: 12:10pm On Jul 28, 2015
Mogidi:
Can Akpabio lead a vibrant PDP in the senate?

@Opinedecandid
Put a source to your story.
https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-akpabio-senate-minority-leader

Sen. Goodswill Akpabio remains the most fearless, articulate and diplomatic PDP politician in the 8th Republic.

The combo of Saraki, Ekweremadu and Akpabio will prevent rubber-stamping of Core Northern agenda from the presidency.

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Mogidi: 12:16pm On Jul 28, 2015
IsraeliAIRFORCE:


The most fearless, articulate and diplomatic PDP politician in the 8th Republic
He maybe articulate and diplomatic but he's not fearless, and there goes my worry. Playing "Mr Nice Guy" wouldn't achieve much in the murky waters of our volatile senate.
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by IsraeliAIRFORCE: 12:19pm On Jul 28, 2015
Mogidi:

He maybe articulate and diplomatic but he's not fearless, and there goes my worry. Playing "Mr Nice Guy" wouldn't achieve much in the murky waters of our volatile senate.


Tell me who is the most fearless among the PDP Senators.

Diplomacy doesn't equate to Mr Nice guy rather it is called the Tortoise Formula (the same thing Southwesterns call Sophistication in Nigeria's Politics).

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by jackymfon: 12:22pm On Jul 28, 2015
I too love Godswill Akpabio I wish I could get under his skin, honestly he is so fearless and bold nothing moves him

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Immanueladebol(m): 12:32pm On Jul 28, 2015
What money can not do,more money will do t.Thats wat is appenin here

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Abugab(m): 12:55pm On Jul 28, 2015
Let them legislate as that is the concern of Nigerians.
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Nobody: 1:00pm On Jul 28, 2015
jaybee3:


Grow da fvck up !
oh pls, give the guy a break... Haba, make him no voice out him mind?

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by eph12(m): 1:01pm On Jul 28, 2015
Some people won't be happy about this cry

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by allanphash7(m): 1:02pm On Jul 28, 2015
To hell with all of them





Both PDP and APC

.....

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Realdeals(m): 1:02pm On Jul 28, 2015
another wahala
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Nobody: 1:02pm On Jul 28, 2015
good uncommon change
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Nobody: 1:02pm On Jul 28, 2015
Lol... How about that? Another slap to the apc face. Let's see how they handle this news
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by mrlaw93(m): 1:02pm On Jul 28, 2015
But why? cry
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by DONSMITH123(m): 1:02pm On Jul 28, 2015
GOOD ONE
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by eph12(m): 1:03pm On Jul 28, 2015
kaorama:
Over ambition of Akpabio will ruin south east south south alliance
How?

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Segadem(m): 1:03pm On Jul 28, 2015
best governor

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by BrainnewsNg(f): 1:03pm On Jul 28, 2015
Wow
Am happy for this man
AKWA IBOM AYAYA!

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Segadem(m): 1:03pm On Jul 28, 2015
There are only 3 governors from 2007- 2015 that performed in Nigeria, Akpabio of Akwa ibom, Fashola of Lagos and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano.

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Obiwannn: 1:03pm On Jul 28, 2015
allanphash7:
To hell with all of them
Both PDP and APC
.....
THEY ALL WORKING FOR THEIR POCKETS!!!
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Flyingngel(m): 1:04pm On Jul 28, 2015
Ok
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Caliph69: 1:04pm On Jul 28, 2015
I think that's a real change.
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Hillzy(m): 1:04pm On Jul 28, 2015
So david mark is just an ordinary floor member nw. Wat a life, frm grace to grass

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Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Ivanspring(f): 1:04pm On Jul 28, 2015
Congrats to him
Re: Akpabio Elected Senate Minority Leader by Demmocrats(m): 1:04pm On Jul 28, 2015

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