Senate asks Osinbajo to recant on appointments

Senate asks Osinbajo to recant on appointments

The row between the Acting President and the National Assembly regarding the confirmation of nominees is deteriorating. Yesterday, the lawmakers asked Osinbajo to immediately withdraw his earlier remarks that the Senate lacks the power to confirm nominees of the president.

Disagreements between the executive and legislature have almost become a permanent feature in the ongoing dispensation where, incidentally, the APC-led Federal Government also controls the National Assembly. The inability of the two arms to strike consensus most time on policy matters underscores the deep divisions within the ruling party. The net result is a stalemate that affects almost every other thing in the polity and economy.

Adopting a motion sponsored by Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) on the matter, the Senate suspended the consideration of any further request from the acting president for the confirmation of nominees. Read more

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