Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Ministering Screening: Amaechi’s Fate Hangs

The Senate,Tuesday,failed to screen the former governor of Rivers State,Rotimi Amaechi along other first batch of ministerial nominees.

The screening of the former Director General of Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation was deferred to Wednesday.

The inability of the Senate to screen Amaechi was due to the inability of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Public Petition to submit report of clearance on after his appearance before the committee on Monday.

Amaechi appeared before the committee the previous day to defend himself following petitions of alleged corrupt acts against him by some groups from his state.

However, the committee cleared another nominee,Mrs Amina Ibrahim,who was equally petitioned against by some persons from Kaduna State on allegation that she was not an indigene of the State.

Chairman of the ethics committee,Senator Chris Anyanwu, explained that Mrs Ibrahim was cleared given that the petition against her was on the basis that she was nominated from Kaduna State when she was actually an indigene of Gombe State.

He said the committee found out that she was nominated from Gombe and not from Kaduna State,contrary to the petition, which insinuated that she was nominated to represent Kaduna State.