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We’ll resist ministers’ return, says Senate

By Uduma KALU
The Senate has vowed to scuttle the return of some of the ministers sacked by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan this week.

Meanwhile, the cabinet dissolution came at a time Jonathan is yet to see  President Umaru Yar’Adua since his arrival from Saudi Arabia. Already, the former ministers, have started blaming themselves for their sack. They said if they had handled the situation well, they would not have lost their jobs.

Some of them had hoped that the cabinet would not be dissolved if President Yar’Adua returned to the country.

However, most of the sacked ministers have started lobbying to get back their jobs, with many enlisting the support of their governors and senators, with the rumours that a new list will be sent to the Senate latest this Monday.

Ahead of this, Senators are raising serious hurdles against the former ministers.  Indeed given the opportunity, many of the ministers in the immediate past cabinet would be thrown out on account of the strife frosty relationship between the Senators and the former ministers.

While a majority of Senators were dodgy on the issue of assessing the former ministers, Senator Joel Danlami, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce was unmoved in his submission that ministers who failed in their duties while in office would not be cleared by the Senate.


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