The Nigerian Senate has approved the nomination of Rotimi Amaechi as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The former Rivers state governor, was approved on Thursday
After Senator Anyanwu concluded the reading of the report, Senator George Sekibo said the petition against Amaechi is an allegation and should not be amended by any Senator.
He said: “We’re joining President Muhammadu Buhari to fight against corruption, I hope his followers join him to fight against corruption too.”
Senator Jide Omoworare then interjected, by referring Senator Sekibo to the Senate Standing Rules, which states that the Senate cannot decide on the matter, since the petition is still in court.
Senator Anyanwu replied, stating that due to the report of the committee, the Senate has no right to recommend confirmation of Amaechi.
Senator Biodun Olujimi stood up to speak noting that the petition is a moral burden on the House, but before he could finish his sentence, All Progressives Congress senators drowned him with shouts of ‘no, no, no’.
At this point, senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by Godswill Akpabio, walked out of the chamber.
After much ado, President of the Senate, Saraki rejected the report of the committee, and approved the nomination of Rotimi Amaechi, as a minister.
Omolara Adegoke – Abuja
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