Senator Opeyemi Bamidele from Ekiti State has emerged as the Senate Majority Leader in the 10th Senate.
Senator Opeyemi was picked through consensus the same way other principal officers of the red chamber.
Also, a new comer and immediate past Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi from Ebonyi State emerged as the Deputy Senate Leader while Ali Ndume from Borno State grabbed the position of Chief Whip with Lola Ashiru from Kwara State as the Deputy Chief Whip.
The Senate President, Godswin Akpabio similarly announced the names of the minority principal officers.
They are Senator Simon Davou (Plateau North – PDP, Minority Leader), Oyewunmi Olarere (Osun West – PDP, Deputy Minority Leader), Darlington Nwokeocha (Abia Central – LP, Minority Whip), and Rufai Hanga (Kano Central – NNPP, Deputy Minority Whip).
Also, Tajudeen Abbas, speaker of the House of Representatives, announced the new principal officers of the 10th House of Representatives.
They are Julius Ihonvbere (APC – Edo, House Majority Leader), Halima Abdullahi (APC – Kogi, Deputy Majority Leader), Bello Kumo (APC – Gombe, Chief Whip), and Adewunmi Onanuga (APC – Ogun, Deputy Chief Whip).
Speaker Abbas read a letter from the Minority Caucus, which presented the names of the minority principal officers: Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Minority Leader), Aliya Madaki (NNPP, Deputy Minority Leader), Ali Isah (PDP, Minority Whip), and George Ebizimawo (Labour Party, Deputy Minority Whip).