The Nigerian Senate is set to continue the screening
and confirmation of the remaining ministerial nominees
today, October 27.
Rotimi Amaechi answers questions raised on the floor
of the Senate
The red chamber is also expected to decide Rotimi
Amaechi’s fate during the plenary.
Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have mapped out
strategies on how to achieve their set goals.
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Though senators from the opposition party have
supposedly determined to frustrate the confirmation of
the ex-governor of Rivers state, their APC colleagues
have pledged to ensure that Amaechi is confirmed.
The PDP senators are said to be concerned that with the
confirmation of Amaechi as minister, he would receive
so much influence and power in the politics of his native
home state, Rivers, with a re-run governorship election
to be held.
The review of the Senate Committee on Ethics Privileges
and Public Petitions on appeals against Amaechi is also
to be considered today according to reports.
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Amaechi was the first nominee to be invited into the
Senate chamber after being denied the opportunity
thrice as a result of a petitions against him over alleged
After about 50 minutes of questioning, the ex-governor
was asked to take a bow.