Senate C’ttee Suspends Petition Against Amaechi

Rotimi AmaechiIn a sudden turn of events, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petitions has announced the suspension of the petition against former Rivers governor, Rotimi Amaechi.

Amaechi is one of the 21 ministerial nominees forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Earlier, we reported that Amaechi and another nominee, Amina Ibrahim, appeared before the Senate Committee to respond to the petitions against them ahead of their screening on Tuesday.

Speaking to newsmen on Monday, the committee chairman, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, explained that the decision to step down on the petition brought by Senator George Sekibo (PDP/Rivers State), was reached as a result of a pending suit against the charges on Amaechi.

The former governor is facing stiff opposition from his state government, which has thrown every hurdle on his path to becoming a minister.

The Rivers government is accusing Amaechi of large-scale corruption while in office.


  1. Baba am happy for u (Rotimi Amechi) ur type is wat we actually need in dis critical time in dis country. I told people dat ur sucessor,wike is just playing to gallary. He tot he has susceeded in tarnishin ur image he didn’t knw dat mor he does dat d mor his creating enemies for himself. Don’t worry is just a question of time som nigerians dat their mind hav already been poisoned against u will soon knw u meant well for dis country. Am proud of u.

  2. Good news. Sekibo’s presentation and underlying motive was a smear aimed at d exalted house. Bringing kitchen squabbles clearly aimed to discredit a governor that did so much for Rivers state is antithetical to purposeful governance. D senate is thankfully risen above d comedy.


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