It has been revealed that the inability of the Senate to undertake the screening process of former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi for the federal cabinet is due to growing opposition against him within the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Nigerian online news platform, SaharaReporters has learnt.

On two occasions, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions was unable to submit a completed report on the outstanding petitions against the nominee. There are also additional allegations that there is a court order against Mr. Amaechi from Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, from current Governor Nyesome Wike.

When contacted, an aide to Mr. Amaechi dismissed the existence of such an order. He told SaharaReporters that: “Nobody has seen any court order. It is rumoured but no one has seen it.”

SaharaReporters’ investigations revealed some persons within the APC working hand in gloves with Governor Wike has been bribing members of the National Assembly to protest Mr. Amaechi’s nomination as minister. Our source claims that, as a result of Governor Wike’s efforts, Mr. Amaechi’s screening continues to be postponed from fear that his attempt at getting screened successfully might be thwarted.

The APC opposition against Mr. Amaechi, together with disgruntled members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), could prevent his appointment to President Buhari’s government. 

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