‘Min­is­te­rial screen­ing more of in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Lagos

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.

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