OrderPaperToday– Immediate past deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has emerged as the new leader of Senate south east caucus.

Senate minority leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, made the announcement during plenary on Wednesday.

“I got a message this morning from the south east caucus that the chairman of the south east caucus is distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu. I have handed over to him and the election was peaceful,” Abaribe stated.

In his remarks, Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, appreciated Abaribe for his leadership thus far, while urging Ekweremadu to cooperate with senators in other regions to move Nigeria to the next level.

“Let me thank you for steering the ship of the south east caucus over the years, you did very well, we are expecting that you will do better as minority leader.

“I also use this opportunity to congratulate the former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, for this appointment, election or selection. We pray that God will guide you. You did very well as deputy president of the Senate.

“We expect that the south east caucus will cooperate with him to ensure that that part of the country feels satisfactorily represented and of course, in the Senate here, we expect that the south east caucus will continue to work with the rest of the senators from the other parts of the country to ensure that we move the country forward and take Nigeria to the next level satisfactorily,” Lawan said.

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