Senator Philip Aduda was on Tuesday announced by the Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the new Senate Minority Leader.
Mr Aduda was formerly the Senate Minority Whip.
The Senate President made the announcement at the start of the plenary on Tuesday, after reading out a confirmation letter from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In the letter, signed by the party’s National Secretary, Sam Anyawu, the PDP asked that Mr Aduda replace Enyinnaya Abaribe who left the party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) last month.
Abaribe left the PDP last month on grounds of a “shambolic electoral process in the state, driven by a procured court injunction.”
In a separate letter, the PDP also confirmed Enugu senator, Chukwuka Utazi, as the new Senate Minority Whip.
Mr Utazi will replace Mr Aduda whose position became vacant after his elevation to the position of minority leader.