‘Ministerial screening more of interactive session’
Achieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Alhaji Kamal Olounoje, has described the ongoing screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate as mere interactive session.
He said the screening felt short of expectations of Nigerians, saying nothing has changed from the way the exercise was carried out in the past.
Speaking with our correspondent, Olounoje, who is the vice chairman of PDP in Lagos Central said, “People are disappointed in the screening. They shouldn’t have called it a screening, they should have called it an interactive session because to people, it is like an interactive session. It is not really screening.”
The PDP chieftain said the screening exercise was the first major task the present Senate would be assigned to do in the current dispensation, but alleged that it was not properly done.
He stated for instance, that former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, did not go through any screening process but a lecture session.