Breaking: Senate Commences sitting without Reading Out ministerial list

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Senate-Chamber-1Senate President Bukola Saraki started off the day’s session without reading out the letter said to contain the list of ministerial nominees from President Buhari.

It is the tradition of the upper legislative chamber, for the senate president to read out correspondence from the president or any other source at the beginning of the sitting of the senate.

The Cable reports that Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, who was curious, raised a point of order asking the senate president to explain why he skipped reading out list.

He also wondered if the ministerial list was really in the possession of the senate president since Buhari promised to release the names of the members of his cabinet before the end of September.

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However, Bala Na’ allah, deputy senate leader, countered Akpabio, saying the senate president still had enough time before the end of the day.

Saraki thereafter ruled Akpabio out of order.

It is unclear yet if the president has or has not sent a list of the ministerial nominees to the upper chamber.

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