Saturday, 10 October 2015

Nigerian Senate May Leave Rules Aside to Clear Amaechi, Fashola & Others

Some ministerial nominees at risk of not being able to rally required support from their home states, may still scale its screening and be confirmed ministers, Premium Times reports.

Senate spokesperson, Dino Melaye, said a senate rule requiring nominees to secure the support of at least two senators from the states is “not sacrosanct”.


He said it was only part of a set of rules, but cautioned that any decision to change it would be taken on the floor of the Senate.

“It is not the only modalities,” Mr. Melaye said when asked about the issue of support from at least two senators. “There are other issues. It is not only that two Senators must support a nominee from his state that will be used. And it is not sacrosanct.”

He assured that, “If one passes other modalities but failed in one, he or she can still be cleared…but that has to be determined on the floor of the Senate”.

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