Abuja - As the Senate resumes screening of more ministerial nominees and sets for the confirmation of those earlier screened, the fate of the former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi still hangs in the balance, reports Vanguard.
This follows Saturday’s tribunal ruling, which ordered Amaechi’s successor, Nyesom Wike to vacate the seat and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election in the state within 90 days.
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Although, Amaechi has been screened, senators elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are spoiling for war over whether he should be confirmed or disqualified.
The PDP senators are said to be worried that with the confirmation of Amaechi as minister, he would wield so much influence and power in the politics of his native home state, Rivers, if a re-run is to be held.
While the PDP caucus is reaching out to all its members to resist every move to confirm the former Rivers State governor, the APC caucus is stepping up mobilisation to ensure that he is confirmed.
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