The nomination of former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Ameachi as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari has being welcomed by a stiff opposition from lawmakers from the opposition party, PDP, with a filed petition to stall his appointment.
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 legislative chamber protesting against his nomination, according to the DailyPost.
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.
A reporter who monitored the plenary proceedings on Wednesday, reports that while senators of the All Progressives Congress, quickly roared against the petition being laid, those of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, curiously insisted that the petition be laid for hearing.
NTA news also confirms that various members of the senate kicked against the presentaion of the petition by interrupting Senator Sekibo chanting “No, no, no,no”, in condemnation.
Sittings has been adjourned till tomorrow, 10 a.m prompt.