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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Saraki Clears Air on Tweets Concerning Screening of Service Chiefs


Senate President, Bukola Saraki has officially clarified a tweet from his tweeter handle which was purported to say that the Senate is not in the position to screen the new service chiefs recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The clarification is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President Sanni Onogu.
The statement said based on inquiries made to the Senate President on whether the Senate was consulted before the appointment of new Service Chiefs was announced, he had in response tweeted that the appointment of Service Chiefs is the exclusive function of the President as stipulated by the Constitution.
It went further to say that the Senate President’s tweet was misinterpreted to say that the Senate will neither screen nor confirm the new Service Chiefs.
The statement adds that for the avoidance of doubt, Saraki has said his comment is without prejudice to extant laws and court pronouncements on the issue and therefore that the Senate will do the needful when the list of the new Service Chiefs is sent to it by President Buhari.


Senate President, Bukola Saraki went from this...


to this....


Hope the Senate President, his media aides and handlers will learn a very big lesson from this blunder.



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