In 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.