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Chinda, Wike’s ally, is elected House Minority Leader

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Kingsley Chinda, a close supporter of former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, has emerged as the House Minority Leader.

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The Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, announced Chinda and other important officers of the House of Representatives at the resumption of session on Tuesday.

Chinda was nominated as Minority Leader in 2019, but then Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced Ndudi Elumelu as the new Minority Leader.

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Chinda, on the other hand, played a key role in Abbas’ election as Speaker.

Meanwhile, Julius Ihonvbere, a close associate of Adams Oshiomhole, was elected House Majority Leader. In addition, Abdullahi Halims, who represents Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro in Kogi State, has been appointed as the new deputy majority leader.

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Ali Madaki of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has deputized Mr Chinda.

Other key officers include Bello, who represents Gombe’s Akko federal constituency as Chief Whip, and Adewunmi Onanuga, who represents Ogun State’s Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North federal constituency as Deputy Chief Whip.

Ali Isa of the PDP was elected Minority Whip, and George Ebizimawo of the Labour Party was elected Deputy Minority Whip.

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