Akpabio stops El-Rufai from addressing strong petition on Kaduna insecurity
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 2, 2023
Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, Tuesday 1st August 2023, stopped the former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, from addressing a strong petition cited against him on the floor of the Senate during his ministerial screening exercise.
El-Rufai, who was Kaduna governor from May 2015 to May 2023, made the 28-man ministerial list of President Bola Tinubu.
Like other nominees being screened, El-Rufai was in the red chamber for confirmation and upon entering the hallowed chambers, he shared his resume with the lawmakers.
Senator Karimi Sunday from Kogi West Senatorial District subsequently took over the floor and raised a very strong petition against El-Rufai that bothered on insecurity, unity, and national cohesion.
There was, however, a loud resistance from the Senators against the subject and the Senate President intervened saying, he had received petitions from many other people in respect of other nominees but it was not where they could deal with petitions.