Senate In Rowdy Session Over Ministerial Nominee

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Festus Keyamo is a former minister at the last administration of former president Muhammadu Buhari.

Abuja, August 07 (Mediaage NG News) – The Nigerian Senate on Monday, decided to extend its sitting time beyond 2pm as they debate the screening of Festus Keyamo, as the screening of President Bola Tinubu’s 48 ministerial nominees entered its sixth consecutive day.

Lawmaker, Senator Darlington Nwokocha (Abia Central Senatorial District), moved a motion for the suspension of the ministerial screening of Festus Keyamo and was seconded by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia-South Senatorial District).

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It led to divisions amongst the lawmakers at the floor of the Senate and erupted into a rowdy session, with heated arguments at the senate.

Senator Nwokocha accused Festus Keyamo of showing disrespect to the 9th National Assembly and making allegations against the previous Assembly of corruption.

The allegations, if proven true, could have serious implications for the reputation and credibility of the parliament.

Festus Keyamo, (SAN), had previously served as the Minister of State, Labour and Productivity in the last regime of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
In response to the escalating situation, Senate President Godswill Akpabio intervened and rose to his feet, announcing that the Senate would enter a closed session and requesting privacy from the media.

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