Festus Keyamo, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), is likely to be delisted as a minister nominee as he was taken aback by a corruption allegation he made against the National Assembly during the former President, Muhammadu Buhari, administration.
The party chieftain was also 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 the Keyamo, who is a legal practitioner and former minister of Labour, should not be screened.
Abaribe’s stance further angered members of the red chamber, especially from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who stood in defence and continuation of Keyamo’s ministerial screening.
Realising the challenges on the floor, Akpabio thereafter subjected the motion to a voice vote but the lawmakers were divided on the matter, forcing the senate President to suspend the screening and order that they go into a closed session.