Senate Decides Amaechi’s Case On Tuesday


The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions will on Tuesday submit its report on a petition against the nomination of former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, stated this on Monday, while speaking to reporters in Abuja.

According to Anyanwu, the Senate Ethics committee has concluded its report on the petition against Amaechi’s nomination and will present it to the Senate on Tuesday for consideration. He said it is his expectation that the Senate will consider the report on Tuesday and do what it considers to be the right thing.

Although he was on the first batch of ministerial nominees, Amaechi had his screening delayed because of a petition against his nomination by a Port Harcourt-based organization, “The Integrity Group”, which claimed in its petition that Amaechi mismanaged N70 billion Rivers State funds when he was governor of the state.


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