Festus Keyamo, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) has apologized before the House of the Senate during its ministerial screening.
The party chieftain was earlier criticized for disrespecting the 9th National Assembly under the immediate past administration.
As gathered, the disagreement among the lawmakers of the Red Chamber started when Abia Central Senatorial District representative, Darlington Nwokocha, moved a motion for the suspension of the ministerial screening of Keyamo, who was expected to represent Delta State in Tinubu’s cabinet, The Guild reports.
Nwokocha’s motion was seconded by his colleague from Abia-South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, who also indicated that Keyamo, who is a legal practitioner and former minister of Labour, should not be screened.
However, the ministerial nominee apologized for his refusal to honor senate summon in the 9th Assembly.
“This is a total apology, I am sorry. I am sorry,” he said.
Senator Godia Akwashiki representing Nasarawa South, also appealed to the house to accept the nominee’s apology and “allow him to take the bow and leave.”
Similarly, Senator Muhammed Ali Ndume moved the motion, asking the members of the house to accept the apology and move on and the motion was seconded by several others.