March 23, 2019

Rowdy session at Senate over Buhari’s lopsided appointments (Vanguard)

Rowdy session at Senate over Buhari’s lopsided appointments  (Vanguard)

There was uproar in the Senate, Thursday following complaints against alleged lopsided appointments into the federal boards and parastatals by President Muhammadu Buhari. Soon after the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki read a letter from President Buhari on the appointed of former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Tunde Lemo as Chairman, Board of Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, the Managing director and six other others as members, deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu raised a point of order. Senator Ekwerenadu who referred the Senate to section 14(3) of 1999 Constitution, picked holes in the appointments of chairmen of boards without recourse to federal character principle, with a particular zone if the country which us South east being neglected and marginalised. Read more

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