BREAKING: Uproar in Senate over petitions against Amaechi’s nomination as Minister

Following the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial
nominees yesterday by the Senate, which included the former governor of
Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, a petition, was on Wednesday, forwarded
to the
Upper Chamber protesting against his nomination.
Trouble
started at the plenary when Senator George Sekibo (Rivers) announced
that he was bearing a petition from the good people of his state against
Amaechi’s nomination and sought for the petition to be laid before the
Senate as is the tradition.

CRYSTAL correspondent, who
monitored the plenary proceedings on Wednesday, reports that while
senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC, quickly roared against
the petition being laid, those of opposition Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP, curiously insisted that the petition be laid for hearing.
The
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, however intervened by calling for
order while he allowed Senator Sekibo to go ahead with the submission.
He stressed that there was reason why the hearing of the petition should
be avoided in the first place.

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