Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has bowed to pressure, by agreeing to withdraw the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees recently submitted to the Upper Chamber for screening and confirmation.
The President agreed to withdraw the list after the Senate made it clear to him that the list was not acceptable to the parliament, reports New Telegraph
The Senate rejected the ambassadorial list because its composition ran foul of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended.
Most of the 23 governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have also kicked against the list.
The APC governors are angry that Buhari alienated them in the selection process.
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This disappointment was said to have been more pronounced in the South-west geopolitical zone, where a majority of the APC leaders claimed complete ignorance of the persons appointed from their respective states.
It was gathered that the President has agreed to withdraw the list in order to work on it and make it acceptable
- News 24