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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A Charade?

Apparently, the Senate plenary session meant to screen Amaechi and other ministerial nominees today has been postponed until Thursday because Senate President Bukola Saraki is scheduled to appear at Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to face the allegations levied against him. He is expected to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) with half of the senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

Just typing this makes me feel so saddened at the silliness of it all. How is it that we have a senate president of a country facing such disreputable charges of false/anticipatory declaration of assets and amassing such astounding wealth over a number of years? Why must half of the Senate go with him to the hearing today rather than carry on with the screening of the ministerial nominees? Which is more important to the development of Nigeria and to the benefit of Nigerians? How did we get here?

The irony of this all is that there is a part of the Nigerian Constitution (Section 147(6) )which states expressly that if a Ministerial nominee doesn't get screened within 21 working days days, he automatically becomes a Minister of the federal Republic of Nigeria if he is the President's choice! 

Are you counting down? -_-

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