President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has reportedly caved in to pressure, by agreeing to withdraw the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees recently submitted to the Upper Chamber for screening and confirmation.
Most of the 23 governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC have kicked against the nomination.
They have also agreed to formally write the president stating their reservations on the nomination.
A source in the apex chamber, who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity, said that the president had agreed to withdraw the list because the Senate had made it clear to him that his list was not acceptable to the parliament.
The source also said that the Senate rejected the ambassadorial list because its composition ran foul of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-as amended.
The selection process used by President BUHARI is said to be in flagrant disregard to the Federal Character principle, which provides that every state of the federation must be equitably represented in such critical appointments.
President BUHARI had, on October 20, forwarded the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation for appointment as ambassadors.