ABUJA – The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has shed light on the reason why former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, was not subjected to rigorous questioning during his recent appearance before the Senate for ministerial screening.
Wike, who was nominated for a ministerial position, was granted the privilege of taking a “bow and go” after presenting a brief profile. This decision came following an appeal made by Senator Barinada Mpigi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) representing Rivers State.
Akpabio defended the Senate’s decision, explaining that there was no need for thorough grilling as Wike’s records were already available to them. The former Rivers State governor had previously served as a minister and had undergone screening during his earlier nomination by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Given his previous ministerial experience, the Senate deemed it unnecessary to subject Wike to extensive questioning during his recent nomination.
Akpabio’s explanation has raised mixed reactions among senators and the public. While some agree with the Senate President’s stance, others argue that every nominee, irrespective of past records, should undergo a comprehensive and rigorous screening process.
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