Senate begins screening of Amaechi without discussing report
THE Senate has suspended discussions of the report of Committee of Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions which has been laid to begin the Screening of former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Soon after the report was laid by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Samuel Anyanwu at 12.22pm, Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume moved to suspend the rules to allow into the red Chambers, Special Adviser, National Assembly affairs, Senator Ita Enang; National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, others.
Amaechi entered the Chambers at 12.27pm in company of Oyegun, Governor Okorocha, others.
By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke
ABUJA–AHEAD of the continuation of ministerial screening this morning,the Senate is currently in a closed door session.
The session which began at 10:55am,exactly five minutes after the Senate formerlly commenced the day’s plenary with prayer,is to accord senators the opportunity to dialogue among themselves on some contending issues facing the Red Chamber in the screening of some ministerial nominees.
Senate President,Bukola Saraki, who called for the session did not however, give explanation for his action.
It is expected that some unresolved issues,regarding the ongoing ministerial screening are to be tackled at the session before