Thursday, 15 October 2015

SEE Why Senate Postponed Sitting, May Shift Date Again

Why Senate Postponed Sitting, May Shift Date Again
Facts have emerged on why the Nigerian Senate postponed the screening of the remaining ministerial nominees at the National Assembly.

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi East at the House of Assembly, who spoke on AIT this morning informed that the senators decided to postpone the sitting to next week Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21 respectively so as to finish up with other ministerial nominees.

The Senators’ spokesperson informed that they have been impressed with the nominees who have been screened already and believes that they are ready to be part of the change process that is going on in the country.

“The screening exercise has been very fruitful and in line with the ethics of the National Assembly, the screening on Wednesday is an improvement on what has happened in the previous day and we have had the best in the history of the country,” Melaye informed.

On whether the petitions against former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, may have stalled the sitting, Melaye said: “Committee actually examined two petitions from the house on the floor; Mrs Amina Ibrahim accused of dual state of origin and has been cleared. The second was that of the former governor of Rivers state, which has also has been cleared.

“The resolution for the postponement of the exercise is for the issues to be holistically attended to, and to attend to other legislative duties.”

Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, who also spoke on the live program, said: “We got additional list of nominees and we are yet to get documentation on them.

“So the documentation of the additional nominees was the main cause of the postponement and if their documents are not ready by next week it may lead to another postponement.”