Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Contrary to our earlier publication concerning the nomination of Principal officers on the National Assembly, The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied nominating members for the remaining principal offices of the National Assembly.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said consultations are ongoing, after which the party’s decision on the appointments will be announced formally.

“Our attention has been drawn to a report in circulation purporting the appointment of the remaining principal officers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 9th National Assembly.

“The report is false and should be disregarded.

“In arriving at party decisions and indeed in all our activities, we have always been transparent, ensuring the best democratic principles are adhered to in whatever steps we take,” part of the statement read.

The party further urged the media to “always wait for and rely on official statements from the party other than unofficial sources.”


After electing the Senate President and his deputy as well as Speaker of the House of Representatives and his deputy, there are 16 other principal offices to be occupied, eight for each chamber.

They are Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Minority Whip and Deputy Minority Whip.

The ruling APC will occupy eight majority positions while the opposition parties, mainly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will occupy eight minority positions.

The slots will be filled by the parties after thorough consultations.

Most of the positions will be zoned to different regions to ensure balance in the selection process.

The PDP had named candidates for the Senate minority officers’ positions but is yet to release the list of its ‘principal’ officers in the House of Representatives, Punch newspaper reports.

The party named Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) as the Minority Leader, and Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba South) as the Deputy Minority Leader.

The party also picked the FCT senator, Phillip Aduda, as the Minority Whip.

The parties involved in the selection process are expected to send the list of principal officers to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, who will then make the announcements at plenary on Tuesday.

©Premium Times

For publication of your news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials, please send to For more enquiry, please call +234-903-332-9775 or whatsapp. To place advert, please call +234-903-332-9775.

Mark 11 vs 22- 24: And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God. Truly, I say unto you, whoever says to this mountain, "Be taken up and thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believers that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

You might also like

    This is to inform the general public that individuals can order Dan-gote3xCement directly from the factory at a promo price of 1300 Naira per bag and Rice for 10,000 naira per bag. Transportation and offloading is 300 Naira,minimum for purchase is from 100 bags and above. kindly contact marketing manager Shehu Abubakar ON O 8 1 3 3 5 4 9 O 5 5 for booking and delivery. Note delivery takes two days and it’s nationwide.When Strength matters,Choose 3X.PLEASE TELL OTHERS ABOUT THIS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.


    PROMO!!! PROMO!!!

    Dangote Cement mega-dash promo begins with a huge slash down in prices and they deliver nationwide within two days.Buy cement for N1,3OO per bag and 5Okg Rice for N1O,OOO per bag.Contact the Marketing Manager (Sir Jubril Abubakar) on O7O1-66O-7O6O for bookings and enquiries.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More