After much controversy over who should occupy the post, the Senate on Tuesday announced other remaining principal officers of the chamber with former Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio emerging the Senate Minority Leader.
Former Benue State governor George Akume was the Minority Leader in the 7th Senate
Also announced on Tuesday by Senate President,Bukola Saraki were Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the Deputy Minority Leader and Senator Phillips Aduda as the new Senate Minority Whip.
The upper chamber had been on recess for about three weeks ago, after Saraki unveiled the first set of the Principal Officers, which included the Senate Leader and its Deputy.
The House of Representatives is believed to be currently at the caucus session after which it is expected to announce its Principal Officers, the process which was aborted about three weeks ago due to a rowdy session and free for all clash among members.