10th Reps: Wike’s annoited aspirant, Chinda emerges Minority Leader

The supremacy battle between presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and former Governor of Rivers State, Nyensom Wike, over minority leadership of the 10th House of Representatives climaxed yesterday.


Wike’s anointed aspirant,Hon Kingsley Chinda emerged minority leader of the House, displacing Atiku’s choice.


It was gathered that Wike’s favourite emerged through a consensus during a meeting of the PDP minority caucus at a prestigious hotel in Abuja yesterday.


It was learnt that Atiku’s choice, Hon. Oluwole Oke, was compelled by the prevailing circumstances at the meeting to pull out of the race.


Wike had favoured Kingsley Chinda, who represents Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State against Oke, representing Obokun/Oriade federal constituency of Osun State, who was projected by the former vice president.


The caucus unanimously endorsed Chinda, a development, which compelled Oke to step down.


Also yesterday, a member of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Labour Party, Hon. George Ibezimako Ozodinobi, emerged as the deputy minority leader of the House.


At the meeting of LP’s minority caucus held at the National Assembly complex, Ozodinobi, who represents Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunakofia Federal Constituency of Anambra State, also emerged through consensus.


His arch-rival for the position, who is also LP’s minority caucus leader, Hon. Afam Victor Ogene, was also forced to step down following the unanimous endorsement of Ozodinobi by his colleagues.







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