Why Amaechi Could Not Be Screened With Other Nominees – Senate
The Senate has explained why former governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi could not be screened alongside with other nominees.
Briefing journalists after the Senate adjourned, chairman of the adhoc committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Dino Melaye, said the recommendations of the committee on Ethics and Public Petitions will be adopted during plenary on Wednesday, after which Amaechi will be cleared for screening.
The senate had yesterday postponed decision on the petition challenging Amaechi’s nomination as a minister.
This follows the information by the committee on Ethics and Public Petitions that the report on the investigation of the petition is not ready for presentation.
Melaye said: “We expect that tomorrow, we will screen minimum of ten. We will see how we can extend the time and screen all the nominees by Thursday evening, including the new ones. We expect them to submit their CVs to the Senate president on before 10am today. Amaechi was supposed to appear today since his CV was already with the Senate.
“The reason why he was not taken was because the report of the committee on Ethics and Public Petitions was not ready. The report will be adopted tomorrow (today) and he will be cleared for screening. He will undergo the screening exercise tomorrow.”