Abba Moro, a two-term Senator under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been appointed as the new Senate Minority Leader. Nominated by the opposition party in the red Chamber, Moro’s appointment was subsequently confirmed by the Senate. He takes over the position from Senator Simon Davou Mwadkwon, representing Plateau North Senatorial District, who was removed by the Court of Appeal.
The Senate had previously designated the Minority Leader position to the North Central region, and despite Senator Mwadkwon’s initial nomination by the minority caucus, Abba Moro emerged as the new choice.
Abba Moro, a former Minister of Interior during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, entered the Senate in 2019, succeeding David Mark, a two-term Senate President and one of Nigeria’s longest-serving Senators. Currently serving as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Moro brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the Senate Minority Leader.