Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Ministerial Screening: Amaechi Denies Visiting Saraki’s Residence

Ministerial Screening - Former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, said he did not storm the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki, last Thursday, to protest the deferment of his screening by the Senate as a ministerial nominee.

A statement by Amaechi’s media office, signed by David Iyofor yesterday, said a national daily in its lead story of Monday, claimed that the former governor staged a protest, last Thursday, at Saraki’s house for not being screened by the Senate, stressing it was untrue.

“This is absolutely not true. There is a deliberate and carefully calibrated attempt to characterize Amaechi with a very bad and demeaning mannerism. We must clarify that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi did not visit and was not at the residence of the Senate president on Thursday, last week.

“We must emphasise that former Governor Amaechi holds the office of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in very high esteem and will never disrespect or act in anyway that would put the office in disrepute.

“However, in this case, the incident reported never occurred either on Thursday or any other day,” the statement said.