Breaking: Osinbajo risks impeachment as Senate asks him to withdraw statement on powers of confirmation

On Tuesday, July 4th 2017, strong indications emerged that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President of Nigeria risks being impeached if the executive fails to carry out the decisions of the Senators. The Senate has asked him to as a matter of urgency to withdraw his statement that the National Assembly lacks the powers to confirm nominations from the President.

The Senate has also pledged to put on hold all issues relating to confirmation from the Executive until matters of confirmation contained in the constitution were strictly adhered to. To this regard, the senate urged Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo to respect the constitution of the land.

Furthermore, the Senate has also requested that Acting President Osinbajo respect rejections of nominees by the Senate. These resolutions of the Senate were in continuation to the point of Order raised by Senator Ahmed Sani, APC, Zamfara West that a letter from Acting President Osinbajo on the appointment of Lanre Gbajabiamila as the Director General, National Lottery Commission.

It can be recalled that immediately after the letter from the Acting President was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki , Senator Ahned Sani brought up the point of Order which later led to a hot debate from other Senators.

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