Amaechi Visits Saraki Over His Ministerial Nomination, Lobbies Senate President For Soft Landing #Beekhaybee

Sensing that he will have a hard time in the Senate as the
upper chamber commences ministerial screening next
week, the former governor of Rivers state, Rotimi
Amaechi, has visited the Senate president, Bukola
Saraki.
Saraki seem to be the new bride of political actors now
Saraki seem to be the new bride of political actors now
Amaechi visited Saraki where he pleaded with the Senate
president to assist him in getting a clean bill of health in
the red chamber.
Amaechi’s nomination is facing stiff opposition in the
Senate especially from senators from his state. The
senators has already submitted a petition to the Senate
concerning his nomination, accusing him of fraud and
corruption.
For its part, the Rivers state government has issued a
statement saying Amaechi’s nomination as minister will
not save him from being prosecuted for looting the
state’s funds.
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Also, the Rivers state police command said it uncovered
plots by two opposing groups to demonstrate over the
ministerial nomination of the former governor of the state.
According to Leadership, Amaechi visited Saraki in his
Maitama, Abuja residence at about 11.45pm on Tuesday,
October 6, and left at about 1am.
Reports had emerged that some APC chieftains whose
names are reportedly on the ministerial have started
lobbying senators so they can successfully scale the
screening process billed for Wednesday, October 7.
Some others are said to have gone spiritual , embarking
on intensive prayer sessions to come out unscathed from
the exercise.
A source who has full details of the visit said this was the
first time Amaechi had visited Saraki since the latter’s
election as the Senate president.
Amaechi was said to have stayed away and even worked
against Saraki’s emergence as the Senate president, as
he aligned himself with APC party leaders.
Amaechi reportedly drove himself to the residence of
Saraki in the company of an aide and pleaded with the
Senate president to forget the past and help him scale
through the screening process.
Meanwhile, there are indications that President
Muhammadu B uhari has reached out to senators of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order for his
nominees to have smooth sailing at the Senate screening
set to begin next week.
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The buzz that was generated by the release of the list has
not died down, as Nigerians have been reacting to the
names on the list since it was made public.

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