According to reports, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which has the highest number of members, is expected to select the majority leader, while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will choose the minority leader.
Based on information from the NAN, the APC has 59 senators, the PDP has 36, the Labour Party (LP) has eight, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has two, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has two, the Young Peoples Party (YPP) has one, and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has one.
This indicates that the membership of the 10th Senate is composed of seven political parties, with 50 members in the opposition.
Furthermore, both the ruling APC and the minority caucus are expected to fill eight vacant principal positions.
The APC is anticipated to appoint the majority leader, the deputy majority leader, the chief whip, and the deputy chief whip, while the four principal positions designated for the minority caucus are the minority leader, deputy minority leader, minority whip, and deputy minority whip.
As the primary opposition party, the PDP is expected to select the minority leader, deputy leader, minority whip, and deputy minority whip.
The nominations for these positions are solely the responsibility of the political parties that hold the majority of seats in the Senate.
According to findings by NAN, the prominent candidates for the role of Senate majority leader include Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti) and Sen. Mohammed Ndume (APC-Borno).
Both individuals played key roles in Senate President Godswill Akpabio’s campaign for the Senate presidency, with Ndume serving as the director-general of Akpabio’s campaign committee and Bamidele as the deputy.
Additionally, Sen. Adamu Aliero (PDP-Kebbi) and Sen. Aminu Tambuwal (PDP-Sokoto) are vying for the position of minority leader.