By Philips Sunday
Abuja, (AN24) – The Nigerian Senate today, Wednesday, June, 22, 2016, rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s ambassadorial list over irregularities.
The Senate made this decision after a point of order concerning the ambassadorial nominees list was raised by Senator Joshua Dariye during Wednesday’s plenary.
During plenary, Senator Dariye moved the motion that the Minister of Foreign Affairs be summoned to explain the irregularities surrounding the ambassadorial nominees list.
The motion was seconded by Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, as he added that ‘I have been approached by qualified candidates who didn’t make the list for their states’.
Giving his opinion on the said list, Senator Foster Ogola moved a motion that the Ambassadorial Nominees List should be returned until all states of the Federation are duly represented.
Also speaking, Senator Sani Shehu of the APC noted that there have been series of complains from states as regards the Ambassadorial Nominees List, adding that the Senate should either go on to screen the Ambassadorial Nominees List while they wait for the 2nd list or wait before screening.
Following series of arguments, the Senate then resolved to summon the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to appear before the Senate to explain irregularities of the list.
The Senate leader, Senator Bukola Saraki then concludes by urging the Committee on Foreign Affairs to address the issues surrounding the list before the screening can commence.
Meanwhile the Committee on Foreign Affairs set to look into irregularities surrounding the Ambassadorial Nominees List were given one week to give their report.