The Senate has said that former governor of Rivers State who was billed to be screened today will not be part of the exercise despite his name being reflected on the order paper.
This development follows the failure of Senator Samuel Anyanwu’s led Ad-hoc Committee on Ethics, Public Petitions and Privileges to submit their report at today’s plenary.
The Committee had reported that it was yet to submit its report on the petitions against Rotimi Ameachi to the Committee of the whole, hence, the Senate will have to stay action.
“You will recall that the Committee on Ethics, Public Petitions and Privileges has been investigating Mr Rotimi Ameachi, a ministerial nominee from Rivers State. As I speak, the report is yet to be concluded”, Anyanwu maintained.
Meanwhile the Senate President ruled that AMEACHI’S name be delisted from the Order Paper while assuring that the report would be ready tomorrow.
However, Ameachi was seen on the balcony of Committee offices making desperate calls earlier when Senate went into close-door session.
Adeyemi Peter Olaoluwa