Monday, 12 October 2015

Senate Committee Suspends Petition Against Amaechi From Being Approved as Minister

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petitions has announced the suspension of the petition against former Rivers governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from being approved as a minister, The Cable reports.

Amaechi and another nominee, Amina Ibrahim, had appeared before the Senate Committee to respond to the petitions against them ahead of their screening on Tuesday.

The former governor is facing stiff opposition from senators from his state, who have accused him of large-scale corruption while in office

The senators seeking to stop Amaechi’s confirmation by the senate, argued that when the former governor ‎becomes a minister, it would be difficult to make him face charges for the alleged offences.

However the matter was suspended abruptly as, Samuel Anyanwu, chairman of the committee, ruled that‎ since the issues in contention were already before the court, it would be sub judice for the senate to entertain them. He held that the senate would allow the court to handle the matter. ‎



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