Abuja - Ahead of Tuesday unveiling of the list of ministerial nominees submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, the party’s candidate in the Kogi State governorship election, Abubakar Audu, and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Dino Melaye on Monday met to deliberate on the screening of the nominees by the upper chamber, reports Punch.
The meeting, which took place at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, was held behind closed doors.
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Melaye, a vocal supporter of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had assured Nigerians that the screening of nominees would be rigorous adding that the era of take a bow and go was gone.
Some APC leaders had interpreted this to mean that the Senate is preparing to either humiliate some of the nominees or make things difficult for them during the exercise.
Dino’s presence at the meeting was to further assure the party leadership that nothing of that sort was in the offing.
Aside the issue of the screening of the ministerial nominees, the forthcoming Kogi State governorship election was also discussed at the meeting.
Read more at Punch.
- News 24