Senate votes against Buhari’s ambassadorial nominees, Saraki vetoes it | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

A majority of senators on Tuesday voted against considering President Muhammadu Buhari’s ambassadorial nominees, but Senate President Bukola Saraki vetoed it.

Saraki put to vote the consideration of the nominees twice, but more senators shouted “nay” than “aye.”

At first, when more senators shouted “nay”, Saraki said: “Please colleagues let’s be serious. I will put it to vote again.”

He did a second time, the “nays” were louder, but he ruled: “The ayes have it.”

On October 20, Saraki read a letter from the president containing the names of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees.

Pauline Tallen, former Plateau state deputy governor and a nominee, rejected her appointment‎, citing “lack of proper consultation” as the reason for her decision.

Also, Usman Bugaje, a nominee from Katsina state‎, turned down his appointment because his “hands were full.”

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had also raised concerns about the appointments, and they have formally filed complaints to the president‎.

After the voting, the senate president referred the list of the nominees to the committee on foreign affairs for screening.

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  1. Nigeria jagajaga! Apc scatter! Scatter! Government clueless! Clueless! Poorman de hungry hungry! Poor man dying dying! Government incompetency ooooooooo ! Government useless oooooo!.....
    Trarara! Trarara! Trarara!.....

  2. There are millions of people unemployed in this country but this Malam choose to be nominating people who actually do not need these jobs either they are busy or already engaged the point of rejecting the offer..the people themselves majority were not even aware of their nominations because their names has been penciled down by their God father...qualified people who has passion and qualifications for the job will never be nominated....useless country...unless Leaders...

    1. Na unemployed youths go become ambassadors? You need help ooo!


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