Osinbajo gets one-week ultimatum to inaugurate ministers

The House of Representatives has given Acting President Yemi Osinbajo one week to swear in Prof. Stephen Ocheni and Mr. Suleiman Hassan from Kogi and Gombe States, as ministers of the Federal Republic.

The consequence of failing to heed the advise of the House was, however, not stated.

Following a motion of urgent national importance by Sunday Karimi (PDP, Kogi), and two others, the House noted that Kogi and Gombe states have been adversely affected by the failure of the Acting President to swear in the ministers.

According to him, the Senate did its duty by confirming the two yet, the Acting President refused to exercise his constitutional powers on the matter.

He regretted that the development has left the states not being properly represented at the Federal Executive Council (FEC), in contravention of the constitution.

In its resolution, the House urged the Acting President to swear in and allocate portfolio to the two within a week.

The motion was unanimously adopted after it was put to a voice vote by the presiding officer, Deputy Speaker Lasun Yussuff.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: