Adams and a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, were not cleared by the Senate on Tuesday.
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But the Senate has tried to disguise it otherwise. In response to growing criticisms that the National Assembly has become Buhari’s rubber stamp, the Senate has framed the rejection as a violation of the Federal Character principle, and more important, as proof of its legislative independence.
Situation Room Convener, Ene Obi, at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, also enjoined them to act in the interest of Nigerians at all times.
The CNPP Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Bill was passed by the National Assembly on July 1 and is awaiting the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement titled, ‘Senate confirms five nominees as INEC Commissioners, rejects Lauretta Onochie’, by Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, on Tuesday.
Onochie was pronounced rejected on Tuesday during plenary following the opposition of Nigerians to Buhari’s nominee
The Senate will debate the issue at plenary on Tuesday (today), scheduled to commence at 11am
Jega said appointing as INEC commissioner a person that has generated such level of controversy would raise suspicions and erode the confidence of the people in the electoral body.
The party leaders also assured the defecting senators from its party that they would be made to lose their seats in the Senate.
According to the party, “Lawan will have nobody but himself to blame for the ridiculing of his tenure in office if he failed to return the nomination as demanded by Nigerians.”
This is contrary to the announcement made by the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday, that the looted fund had been returned to Delta State.
It all started when Momodu in a tweet reacted to the Federal Government’s decision to borrow money from dormant accounts in Nigerian banks.
Buhari’s decision to address lawmakers was sequel to the resolution of Members of the House of Representatives two weeks ago which asked the President to address the lawmakers on the insecurity across the country
Melaye described the nomination as unconstitutional, affront on the patience of Nigerians and an insult to the institution of INEC.
The group in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday said that the nomination did not sit well in the recent gains of the electoral system in the country.
This was made known by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday based on the content of a letter to the Senate by President Buhari
Oyedepo said this on Tuesday in reaction to the criticism that has trailed his response to the Companies and Allied Matters act, including that of the Personal Assistant Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie.
Oyedepo had on Sunday criticised the aspect of the Act that seeks to regulate the activities of religious bodies
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease in Nigeria, President Buhari had not put on a face mask