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Amechi Finally Screened

  • No questions for Amechi –PDPministerial screening amaechi
  • Ethics Committee Submits report

The atmosphere this morning became tension soaked for both PDP and APC supporters and political watchers as the former Governor of Rivers State, the Rt.Hon.Rotimi Chibuike Amechi mounted the rostum to defend his ministerial nomination.

Speculations have been rife as to the possibility of his screening based on recurrent postponement of his screening.

The Ethics & Privileges Committee of the Senate had earlier submitted its report on the petition against the nominee by the integrity group, an anti-corruption non-governmental organisation based in Port Harcourt.

However, contrary to expectation, the PDP caucus leader or minority leader of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio said the PDP Senators will not ask Amechi any question. Citing order 43, Senator Akpabio predicated his submission on personal explanation and said issues arising from the Ethics & Privileges Committee report on Amechi’s case was the reason for their decision to keep mum on the nominee’s case as per questioning.

Amechi rode on this to reel out, his performance while in office as Governor of Rivers State.

Amechi said he redefined governance by introducing town hall meetings for the first  time in Nigeria’s political space for accountability purposes and ensured there was money in the hands of River’s people.

He boasted of constructing 1500km of roads as well as employed 13,000 teachers to boost education and human capital development as well as introduction of public procurement policy.

Amechi claimed he was not indicted by any panel.

The senate also screened others including Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Omoleye Daramola, Baba Shehu and James Ocholi totalling 25 nominees so far.

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