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October 28, 2015 ( Post 1 )

The confirmation of the immediate past governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as a minister, will not be hindered by Senators loyal to the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) when they sit tomorrow.

This was the outcome of a crucial meeting held
by of the PDP senators to take a position ahead
of tomorrow’s confirmation of Amaechi and 17
other ministerial nominees who had been put
through the screening process.


Former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi
will be cleared tomorrow
A PDP senator, who was present at the meeting,
told The Nation that Amaechi would be cleared
like others because it was what they had agreed.
Okechukwu Eyinna Enelamah (Abia), Professor
Anthony Anwukah (Imo), Mohammed Musa
Bello (Adamawa), Adamu Adamu(Bauchi) and
Aisha Bello (Sokoto) were the ministers who were screened on Wednesday, October 28. And after their meeting at Senate Hearing Room 1, immediately after Saraki adjourned plenary,
an insider informed that, “you know we have just concluded
the screening of the remaining nominees. We
need to meet to ask some critical questions on some of the nominees. We need
to take collective decision as a caucus. “Some of the nominees impressed, others did not. Some of them are controversial, others are
not. We need to resolve and agree on our voting
pattern. We are a caucus and we should be seen to
vote as a block. It is normal in every political
arrangement.”

While another PDP senator who pleaded
anonymity, said: “Amaechi will be
cleared just like other nominees. The consensus is
that we should allow him to go.”
The former governor was screened after three
initial postponement and the general consensus
was that his screening may be made tedious by
the PDP senators.
But the opposition, led by their minority leader,
Godswill Akpabio, in a rather dramatic fashion,
informed the house that they had decided not to
ask the nominee any question.
Save for a last minute interjection by Akpabio,
Amaechi would have been asked to bow down
and go after a proposal for same by Senator Ali
Ndume.


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