Abuja- Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday personally delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari, a list of nominees cleared by the Senate for appointment as ministers, Punch reports.
This is first time in a while that a Senate President will personally submit a ministerial list by hand to a President, thereby breaking with past protocol that required presidential aides to transmit the letter.
Buhari was first to ignore that procedure this time, choosing to send his list through his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, than his senior special assistant on Senate, Ita Enang.
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On Tuesday, after weeks of ministerial screening, Saraki submitted the list to President Buhari at the presidential villa.
The two men later shook hands and posed for photographs.
Buhari and the Senate president had not enjoyed the best of relationships since Saraki’s emergence as senate leader, against his party’s directive.
The Senate president is also currently facing charges of alleged false declaration of asset and corruption. He dismissed the charges as politically motivated.
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