The Lawmakers of Osun State House of Assembly on Monday rejected a nominee of the State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Barrister Waliyu Salman.
AMILOADED gathered that the nominee was rejected for not recognising the lawmaker from his constituency.
Salman who is from Ejigbo Local Government Area of the State was nominated as Commissioner for the State Judicial Service Commission.
Our correspondent observed that drama started during his screening at the plenary, when the Speaker, Hon Timothy Owoeye requested that the Lawmaker from the constituency, Adekunle Oyekunle to comment on the nominee.
While speaking, Oyekunle disclosed to the house that he was meeting the nominee for the first time after he (Oyekunle) had called to congratulate him after his nomination.
He expressed that Salman had stopped picking or returned his call till he appeared before the house.
Commenting on the development, other lawmakers berated the nominee for ignoring the lawmaker despite making advances towards him.
The nominee, however, tendered his apology but the proceeding was stand down for an hour to resolve some issues before final consideration.
Reacting to the development via Vanguard news, the Media Aide to the Speaker, Kunlen Alabi, said it was not a serious issue, adding that the speaker had managed the situation effectively.
According to him, “It was not a big issue, the lawmaker representing the nominee’s constituency said he did not recognise him because they have not met despite calling him after his nomination was announced about three weeks ago and other lawmakers insisted that he should come back another time, but Mr speaker implored on them to just stand down for one hour to allow him to resolve issues with the lawmaker”, he said.
Our correspondent gathered that the lawmakers later reconvened around 4 pm where the nominee was eventually screened.