The Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Philip Aduda has emerged the new Senate Minority Leader.
This was conveyed in a letter signed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyawu and addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan read the letter during Tuesday’s plenary.
He replaces Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Aduda was born in Karu, FCT Abuja. He attended Government Secondary School, Gwagwalada (1983–1987) and Kaduna Polytechnic (1987–1990) for his secondary education.
Studying at the University of Jos (1990–1992) he gained a Diploma in Social works and social development. He was a Managing Director of Aduda Nigeria Limited from 1992 to 1995.
At the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Abuja Campus (1993–1997) he gained a Higher Diploma in Public Administration.
In 1996, Aduda ran as an independent and was elected a Councilor of Karu Ward, Abuja, and held various positions on the Abuja Municipal Area Council.
He was elected as Member of the House of Representatives for AMAC/Bwara in Abuja (2003–2007), and was appointed Chairman, of the House committee on Federal Capital Territory, and member of other committees. He was re-elected to representing Bwari Area, Abuja in the House of Representatives in 2008.
On 26 February 2019, he was re-elected for a third term into the Nigerian senate. Aduda won with the total vote of 263,055