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Ministerial screening: Kogi Senator moves against El-Rufai

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The lawmaker representing Kogi West district, Senator Sunday Karimi moved against former Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai during the ministerial screening on Tuesday.

After el-Rufai’s presentations, Karimi announced that he had a petition written against the former governor over the issue of insecurity in Southern Kaduna.

Waiving a brown envelope, Karimi said: “Mr. President, I have a petition written against the nominee over the issue of insecurity in Southern Kaduna when he was governor.

“If I am permitted, I will like to read the petition”.

El-Rufai was the third nominee to be screened on the day, after 14 of them had faced the lawmakers on Monday.

Earlier, el-Rufai reeled out to the Senate his achievements as governor and former FCT minister before questions were entertained by the lawmakers.

The first to ask him the question was the lawmaker representing Zamfara West, Senator Abdulaziz Yari.

Following Yari’s question, the Senator representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Kwari, appealed to his colleagues to allow the former governor to take a bow.

El-Rufai, however, answered the questions by Yari after which Senate President Godswill Akpabio told him to leave.

Akpabio, who refused to take the petition, said a number of petitions were submitted against a number of the ministerial nominees.

He said: “This is not the place to consider petitions, we will sit with the petitions later and refer them to relevant authorities.

“Please, take a bow, my brother”.

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