The moves by the senators of Peoples Democratic Party to scuttle official transfer of the letter on screening of ministerial nominees to the Presidency suffered a setback on Tuesday.
This was as the opposition senators kicked against the approval of Senate votes and proceedings.
The Senate is expected to send the official communication to the Presidency on Tuesday (today) in order to enhance the swearing-in of the ministers-designate.
The PDP Senators had last week Thursday staged a walkout over the decision of the Senate to confirm a former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Ameachi, who was accused of mismanagement of the state’s resources.
However, at the resumption of plenary session on Tuesday, the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, asked Senator Peter Nwabochi (PDP) to second the motion of adoption of the Senate votes and proceedings of October 29 (Thursday), which was moved by Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
But Nwabochi declined to second the motion, saying: “I will not able to second the motion because I was not at the plenary.”
Saraki immediately called Senator Ibrahim Gobir to second the motion, which he quickly did and when the question was put by the Senate President, the PDP senators shouted “NAY” to express their displeasure with the confirmation of Ameachi as Ministerial nominee.
However, the vote was declared won by those who answered “Yes”.