Senate Angry With Osinbajo, Rejects Nominees
Members of the Senate have threatened to henceforth reject any appointment sent to them for confirmation by the presidency.
The lawmakers took the stand after Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, was credited to have said that executive appointments did not require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the Constitution.
Protests came from the lawmakers when a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, asking the Senate to confirm the nomination of Lanra Gbajabiamila as Chairman of the National Lottery Commission, which was read by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary.
The lawmakers successively asked that an embargo should be placed on confirmation of executive appointments pending the time the powers of the legislature had been recognised.
While threatening that legislators might move against the leadership of the Senate if it failed to take a drastic action against the executive in 48 hours, the lawmakers asked that invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to any member should be ignored.