Senate Declares War, Suspends Confirmation Off Buhari's Nominees
The Senate has drawn the battle line with the President.
The Senate's action follows Muhammadu Buhari's decision to retain Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) despite being rejected twice by the upper chamber.
The Senators also accused nominees of the President of disrespecting the National Assembly.
The Senate on Tuesday took its own pound of flesh against President Buhari by suspending the confirmation of the 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The decision was made on the floor of the house after the senator representing Delta north, Peter Nwaoboshi, moved a motion that the exercise be suspended based on the refusal of the executive to accept the Senate’s rejection of Magu.
Lawmakers who spoke on the issue wondered why Magu was still acting when he had been rejected.
The senators asked the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to convey their decision to the president. The senate, therefore, suspended the confirmation of the RECs by two weeks.
Buhari had last week nominated 27 persons for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners of INEC.