Saturday, 3 October 2015

Possible names on second Ministerial list emerge.

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki

Chairman of the senate committee on ethics and public petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, on Friday in Abuja stated that the committee would give the petitions prompt attention once they were presented.
Anyanwu however noted that as of Friday, no member of the public had formally submitted any petition against any of the ministerial nominees whose names were sent to the Senate only on Wednesday.
He said, “We have not been receiving petitions from members of the public obviously because the list of ministerial nominees has not been officially unveiled by the senate president.
“I think the petitions will start coming in as from next Tuesday after Nigerians would have known the nominees.”
Punch reports it was gathered that some Peoples Democratic Party-controlled states have been warming up to oppose the clearance of any All Progressives Congress member that would make the list from their states.
Aggrieved members of the APC in some states were also said to have threatened to write petitions against any nominee that is not confirmed by the state chapter of the party as a member.
Meanwhile, The Nation reports that it has gathered that some of the names likely to make the next set of ministerial nominees to be revealed, includes former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, who once contested for governorship in Ondo state as an APC candidate.
Some other persons reportedly being touted to make the second list include Prof. Anthony Anwuka, a former vice chancellor said to be an in-law of Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha, and a former governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in 2011, Hon. Emeka Nwajuba.
The Nation adds that an old associate of President Buhari, named Ike Emenike from Abia state and the APC governorship candidate in the last elections, Anyim Nzeribe are also being considered.
Some other persons mentioned to be in the running include former minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji; APC national vice chairman, South-East, Emma Eneukwu; and APC governorship candidate in Enugu, Chief Okey Ezea.
Story: Punch

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