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Ministerial Nominees: Senators Clash Over Petition Against Amaechi

Immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As earlier speculated, forces against some of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Ministerial nominees, have begun to launch fierce attacks against their targets.   

Apart from the CACOL which has submitted petition against former Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), kicking against his nomination; screening and approval as a Minister, the Wednesday’s Senate plenary witnessed another resent against his Rivers State counterpart, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, through a petition that was submitted by a Senator, representing Rivers Eastern Senatorial District, George Sekibo against Amaechi’s nomination.

The petition however prompted stiff protest from other ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who responded to the petition with a spontaneous and defeating “No!”

The embattled State Governor, Nyesom Wike Monday, apparently reacting to many media reports, said he was not interested in Amaechi’s nomination (if he made the list), adding that his appointment had no bearing on his government.

Wike and his witnesses has been having terrible moments at the State’s Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, as he has been losing in all fronts in the petition filed against him by the State’s APC Governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside. The ruling on the petition is expected this month.

Amaechi is believed to be Dr Peterside’s strong backer, and a strong backbone in the election of President Buhari, reasons while Wike and his PDP cohorts have sworn to block his confirmation as minister.


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