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PDP, APC senators hold separate meetings over Amaechi

29 October 2015, 15:16

Abuja - Ahead of Thursday’s confirmation of screened ministerial nominees by the Senate, senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) held separate meetings on Thursday morning to fine tune their strategiess on how to tackle the issue of the confirmation of the former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, reports Vanguard.

While the PDP met to finalise how to frustrate the confirmation of Amaechi, the APC senators met to fine-tune their strategies on how to make sure all the nominees are confirmed and puncture the opposition from the PDP senators.  

The APC lawmakers are maintaining a position of ensuring that Amaechi was confirmed a minister, but the PDP Senators are saying no to that position until the report of Senator Samuel Anyanwu’s Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions was considered.

Also read: Amaechi's ministerial screening splits Senate

The PDP senators boycotted the screening of Amaechi last week because of the refusal of Senate President, Bukola Saraki to discuss the report of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition on the alleged fraud allegations leveled against the former governor by a Portharcourt-based integrity group.

Following the boycott of the PDP senators, only APC senators eventually screened Amaechi.

Read more at Vanguard.

- News 24


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