24 March 2021 by James Itodo…
The Southern Senators Forum (SSF) of the 9th Senate , has elected leadership to run its affairs at the maiden meeting held on today in Abuja.
The Deputy President of the Senate , Senator Ovie Omo – Agege , unveiled the new leadership of the group to journalists after a meeting that lasted about two hours.
Omo-Agege said the Forum agreed to support leadership of the 9th Senate under the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and work towards a united Nigeria.
According to him, the new leadership has Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central) as chairman; Senator Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra North) as vice chairman; Senator Mathew Uhroghide (PDP, Edo South ) as Secretary General, Senator Olamilekan Adeola (APC, Lagos West) as Treasuer; Senator Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu North) as Publicity Secretary and Senator Degi Eremienyo (APC, Bayelsa East) as Financial Secretary.
In his remarks, the new chairman of the Forum, Senator Bamidele said on behalf of other exco members, they appreciate the honour bestowed on them by their fellow Senators as they would hold the position in trust and as well as be at their best to be able to foster unity of the Senate.
“We also look forward to working to further strengthen the leadership of the Senate while also providing a voice for the people we are here to represent and also doing all we can to ensure that the unity of Nigeria that we are all looking to is strengthened” , he added