Abuja - The screening of ministerial nominees
will be handled with all sense of responsibility and in adherence to the
provision of the Constitution, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said.
“We will be fair to all and be guided by the interest of
Nigeria. The screening will be devoid of sentiment and it is not an opportunity
for anybody to settle scores. We are equally eager for us to make a positive
difference in our polity and Nigerians will be able to judge us whether we
acted in their best interest or not,” Saraki said.
The ministerial list President Buhari submitted to Senate
was confirmed last week.
Screening is scheduled for this week.
Meanwhile, Saraki has denied meeting or communication
with Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress National Leader, since he was
elected Senate President.
Speaking through his media office, Saraki said there was
no basis for a newspaper to report that both of them are both plotting to
oppose the President.
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“I have decided not to join issues with Asiwaju Bola
However, I know that most Nigerians are aware that there
has been no meeting or communication between me and Asiwaju Tinubu since I was
elected Senate President. Therefore, I do not see any basis for a newspaper to
report that we are both plotting to oppose the President,” Saraki said.
He added that Tinubu was one of the leaders of the APC
who played an influential role in the victory of the party in the last
“I recognise Tinubu as one of the leaders of the APC who
contributed so much to the victory of the party in the last election. Some
other people also contributed and I believe the collective efforts made it
possible for the first time in the history of our party for an opposition party
to win the general elections.”
The Senate President said he remained a committed member
of the APC and will do all in his power to ensure the party fulfilled its
promises to bring positive changes into the country.
“Since my election as Senate President, my focus and
efforts have been devoted to doing the job that I was elected to do by my
constituents and my colleagues in the Senate. Twice, my colleagues have
confirmed their support for me as the primus inter pares in the Senate,” he
Saraki is under probe for asset declaration issues.
- CAJ News