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Committee members divided over screening of Amaechi

By Henry Umoru
ABUJA – STRONG indications emerged Thursday the members of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions are sharply divided

BRIEFING: Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State  during a Press briefing on poltically motivated violence and deaths in Rivers State. yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke.
BRIEFING: Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State during a Press briefing on poltically motivated violence and deaths in Rivers State. yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke.
over the screening of former governor of Rivers state as a minister.

President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the name of Amaechi as one of the first batch of twenty one Ministerial nominees sent to the Senate President for screening and confirmation.

Vanguard gathered that some senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and members of the Committee are said to be moving against the screening of Amaechi.

Amaechi had on Monday appeared before the Senator Samuel Anyanwu led Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions where he was told that it would amount to subjudice to handle the petition on alleged corruption by integrity group since the case was in court.


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