Malami disowns Osinbajo for saying Senate has no powers to confirm some nominees

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, Wednesday, disowned the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s claims that the Senate has no powers to confirm certain nominees appointed by the Federal Government.

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Malami, while speaking with State House correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting, said that at no point did the Federal Executive Council arrive at such conclusion as to the Acting President making such claim.

Malami also said that the issue of nominee confirmation by the Senate had never been an issue for FEC and as such, does not even warrant any clarification from FEC.

According to him, “The fundamental consideration about the alleged statement (by Osinnajo) is the fact that at no point ever did the Federal Executive Council sit down to arrive at the decision in one way or the other as far as the issue of nomination or otherwise is concerned. So, I do not think it constitutes an issue for the Federal Executive Council to make any clarification about because it has never been considered by the FEC.”

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