It seems alot of people are against Rotimi Amaechi’s nomination as minister.
Besides the petition received from the Senators of Rivers state which was presented by Senator George Sekibo on behalf of the house yesterday October 7th, the Spokesperson of the Senate, Dino Melaye, has confirmed that the senate has received more petitions against Rotimi Amaechi’s ministerial nomination than any other nominee.
The petitions from the senators from Rivers state is not the only one that we have received. We will continue to receive petitions after the screening exercise.
Asked what the senate will do with the petitions, he said:
The senate especially the 8th senate is a responsible senate and all the petitions will receive the attention of the senate. The senate president in his wisdom has refer this particular petition to the committee on Ethics and public petitions and I am sure it will be treated. All petitions will be looked into, will be investigated. The authenticity of the petitions will be investigated and and at the end of the day the conclusion will be drawn