We were offered money to drop nominees – Senator

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    ABUJA— A list of 33 ministerial nominees was presented to the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday evening. The list was presented by an unidentified presidential aide to Senator Mark who is expected to formally unveil the names at today’s session.

    Controversy, however, broke out yesterday over the reported disbursement of millions of naira to Senators allegedly to influence their decisions on some of the nominees. Senator Smart Adeyemi, vice-chairman of the influential Northern Senators Forum, NSF, was one of those who disclosed in an interview yesterday of offers being made to Senators to influence them one way or the other on the issue.

    Meanwhile, controversy continued to shadow the process even as at last night with political influence peddlers aiming to overreach one another in the jostle for the cabinet.

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    Ahead of the screening today, Senators were last night locked in several caucuses where issues were being raised on some of the nominees and the resolution of appointments into Senate principal positions. A meeting of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, caucus was scheduled for midnight to settle unresolved issues around the nomination of Senator George Akume as the Senate Minority Leader. Another meeting of some concerned PDP Senators on the same issue was also scheduled for last night.

    Both meetings were yet to commence at press time.

    Interest on the screening process

    Interest on the screening process heightened yesterday with the revelation that Senators were being pressurized one way or the other on some of the nominees. Some Senators were also preparing to put some of the nominees under pressure to  ensure that only suitably qualified nominees scale through.

    “You know this is our only time to subject them to serious questioning because once they are confirmed, they become lords unto themselves,â€
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    its evident thats what they do


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