The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has cleared former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi to be screened and cleared by the Senate.
Vanguard reports that the committee took the decision to clear Amaechi because the corruption case on which the petition against him was raised, was in court and therefore it could not consider the petition by the Integrity Group. With the clean bill of health given to Amaechi, he would appear before the Senators today for screening.
To get a soft-landing, seven of the nominees billed to be screened today, visited the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara yesterday.
Speaking on whether or not Amaechi would be screened today in view of his committee’s inability to submit its report, which led to the postponement of Amaechi’s screening twice, Senator Anyanwu assured that his panel will submit the report today.
Anyanwu also disclosed that the report on the petition against Aisha Abubakar, another ministerial nominee, would equally be submitted at the plenary.
“We have heard Amaechi’s petition and all these reports will be ready tomorrow. Except there are further petitions, the reports on all the petitions so far received, will be submitted tomorrow. For now, what we have is that of Aisha Abubakar and that of Rotimi Amaechi, which will be submitted to the Senate tomorrow (today),” he said.
Answering questions from Journalists yesterday, Anyanwu who noted that the reports will be very straight forward and ready for submission on the floor of the Senate today, said, “Our reports on petitions against Amaechi and Aisha Abubakar are ready and will be laid before the senate tomorrow( today), to pave way for their screening.”
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