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Amaechi Gets Easy Screening as PDP Senators Keep Mum

Kingsley Kanayo

After stalling the screening of former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, three times, the Senate on Thursday screened the former governor for ministerial position.

As expected, Mr. Amaechi’s screening was not without drama and controversy.

The Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, first told the Senate that the PDP caucus would not ask him any question since the report of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had not been debated by the Senate.

But the Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, suggested that Mr. Amaechi should take a bow and go, saying one of his duties as Senate leader was to market the ministerial nominees.

However, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, ensured he was asked questions, leaving the moment for All Progressives Congress, APC, senators alone.

While fielding questions from the senators, Mr. Amaechi said he disliked corruption, adding that he was not indicted in the whole report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry of Rivers State.

“There is nowhere in the report of the Judicial committee, not (even) the white paper by the governor, that I am indicted for corruption,” he said.

Speaking on the APC victory in the last presidential election, he said the party was able to sell to Nigerians that there was massive corruption in the previous government.

“So we let Nigerians know that the only solution was to change government. And then, we presented a signpost candidate who is incorruptible.”

On Niger Delta problems, he assured that the East West Road would be his top priority if he is appointed minister for the region.

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