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Amaechi to wait again as Senate shuts down for Saraki

21 October 2015, 15:08Lekan Oladeinde

Abuja - Embattled former Rivers State governor and a ministerial nominee, Rotimi Amaechi has to wait again till Thursday for the Senate to screen and confirm him as a minister.

This is because the Senate has adjourned plenary till Thursday due to the appearance of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct tribunal on Wednesday.

Amaechi was billed to appear before the senators on Wednesday.

Also read: Senate postpones Amaechi’s screening again

Saraki is expected to appear before the tribunal to defend himself against the 13-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets that was preferred against him. 

Announcing the suspension of plenary to journalists, Acting Clerk of the Senate, Nelson Oyewo, disclosed that the Senate had decided to reconvene on Thursday, October 22, instead of the earlier date of Wednesday.

Amaechi, whose name was in the first list of nominees submitted to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari, was due for screening on Tuesday. 

His name, which appeared on the list of eight nominees to be screened, was removed minutes to the commencement of the sitting.

The Senate also screened two nominees:  Adebayo Shittu from Oyo and Khadija Abba-Ibrahim from Yobe.

Saraki had before the commencement of the screening on Tuesday promised that Amaechi would be screened on Wednesday.

- News 24


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