The Nigerian Senate has named Senator Danjuma Laah as the new Deputy Minority Whip.
Naija News reports that the Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker was first elected to represent the Senatorial District in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019, having defeated Yusuf Barnabas Bala of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a tweet via its official Twitter page on Wednesday, the Ninth Senate said Senate President Ahmad Lawan announced Laah as the new Deputy Minority Whip during plenary.
The tweet reads: “Senate President @DrAhmadLawan announces Senator Danjuma Laah as the new Deputy Minority Whip of the Ninth Senate.”
Senate President @DrAhmadLawan announces Senator Danjuma Laah as the new Deputy Minority Whip of the Ninth Senate.#TodayInSenatePlenary
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) May 11, 2022
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s House of Representatives has amended the Electoral Act 2022 to allow statutory delegates to participate in political parties’ congresses and conventions.
The decision to amend the law was reached on Wednesday by the lawmakers, after Hon Abubakar Hassan Fulata sponsored a bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act No 13, 2022; and for Related Matters (HB. 1984).
Statutory delegates include the President, Vice President, Governors and their deputies, Federal and State lawmakers, Local Government Chairmen and their vice, Councillors, political party chairmen in all the 774 LGAs, political parties’ National Working Committee members, state Party Chairmen and Secretaries.
The amendment of the electoral act would allow statutory delegates, in addition to the delegates elected by various political parties, to vote during congresses and conventions to elect candidates for various political offices. Read More.