Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Rivers Re-run Polls Split Senators Over today’s screening and confirmation

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have mapped out strategies on how to achieve their set goals. —AHEAD of today’s screening and confirmation of the remaining ministerial nominees

Amaechi at the senate

While PDP senators have allegedly resolved to frustrate the confirmation of former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, their APC counterparts have vowed to ensure that Amaechi is confirmed.
The PDP senators are said to be worried that with the confirmation of Amaechi as minister, he would wield so much influence and power in the politics of his native home state, Rivers, if a re-run is to be held.
This is coming as the report of the Senator Samuel Anyanwu-led Senate Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions, on petitions against Amaechi, is to be considered today.
It will be recalled that the report was, last Thursday, presented during plenary but was not considered even though Amaechi was screened, where PDP senators refused to ask questions.
The Anyanwu-led committee deliberated on a petition by a Port Harcourt-based group, Integrity Group, over alleged fraud by the former governor.