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The National Assembly Minority Whip

The National Assembly Minority Whip

Standing Order No. 2 provide for a Member designated by a parliamentary party as its party whip for the purposes of the transaction of business in the National Assembly. In parliamentary traditions and practices, Majority and Minority whips perform the following roles:-

  • Ensuring that Members of the National Assembly of their respective parties attend to House business particularly when there is contentious business to be transacted with a view to ensuring that each party’s policy stance/agenda is passed;
  • Selecting Members from their respective parties to serve in various Committees;
  • Enforcing party discipline among Members.