President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Senator Adedayo Adeyeye (APC Ekiti South) as the chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Media and Public Affairs.
Lawan, who made the announcement on Wednesday during plenary, also named Senators Uba Sani (APC Kaduna Central), Abba Moro (PDP Benue South), Ifeanyi Uba (YPP Anambra South) and Betty Apiafi (PDP Rivers West) as members.
Adeyeye, a former Minister of State for Works, was immediate past spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, his party until he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC after losing the governorship ticket of Ekiti State under the PDP to former deputy governor, Prof. Olusola Eleka, during the last year’s election in the state.
He was also the pioneer spokesman of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural group during the dark days of former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha between 1993 and 1998.
The lawmaker replaced the immediate past Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi having defeated her in the last general elections in Ekiti State