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PDP senators threaten Saraki over Amaechi's confirmation

29 October 2015, 10:06

Abuja - Senators of the People's Democratic Party in the upper chamber have vowed to withdraw their support for Senate President Bukola Saraki if ministerial nominee Rotimi Amaechi is finally confirmed, Vanguard reports.

The senators who during the screening exercise of the former Rivers State governor kicked against his screening, arguing that the report of the senate ethics committee on Amaechi is yet to be submitted and read on the floor of the House.

The senators also kicked against the final confirmation of the ministerial nominee from Cross River State, Usani Uguru when, during his screening, he said “God forbid” to a question as to his membership of the PDP.

Also read: Senate confirms Amaechi ministerial nomination

Following the end of the screening of the nominees on Wednesday, the PDP Senate caucus held a meeting where they reportedly took a position against the confirmation of Amaechi.

The senators were said to have resolved not to consider Amaechi’s nomination unless the report of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges on the petitions filed against the former Rivers State governor was brought forward for consideration first.

Read more at Vanguard

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