By Tony Ezike
The Nigerian Senate has just suspended the confirmation of Mr Festus keyamo following a motion moved by Senator Darlington Nwokeocha over lingering differences between the ministerial nominee and members of the 9th Senate.
Nwokeocha in his motion suggested that the screening and confirmation of the senior advocate of Nigeria should be suspended owing to his attitude when he was Minister of State for Labour and Productivity.
The motion which was seconded by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe pending further close door deliberations and clarifications culminated into a rowdy session in the floor of the senate the moment Senator Godswill Akpabio put it to vote.
Nwokeocha who stated that he is not opposed to the former minister’s confirmation contended that keyamo should explain to the senators why he chose to scuttle the lawmaker’s chances of carrying out their constitutional responsibilities during the period under review.
This development caused the President of Nigeria Senate Godswill Akpabio to rise and call for an executive session which is now going on behind closed doors.