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Amaechi Rivers APC says ex-governor is best ministerial nominee possible

Amaechi was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari along with 20 others whose names were sent to the Senate on September 30, 2015.

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The Rivers State branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that former governor, Rotimi Amaechi, is the best possible candidate to occupy the state’s ministerial slot.

Amaechi was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari along with 20 others whose names were sent to the Senate on September 30, 2015.

According to the Rivers APC, Buhari was “on point” for nominating the former governor.

This was contained in a statement released by Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya. The statement reads:

“Judging Amaechi by the much he achieved as governor of Rivers State – from education to proper management of the state’s resources, road construction, agriculture, security, tourism, transport, commerce, human development, etc – one can safely conclude that when he becomes a minister, Amaechi will do everything humanly possible to protect the interests of Rivers State and improve the lot her people.”

 “As a minister, Amaechi will have all the 36 states of the country and Abuja as his constituency. While he will not allow what is due to Rivers State and her people to elude them in any form, Amaechi as a first-class patriot will fully collaborate with other members of the Federal Executive Council to make a big difference in the Buhari Administration and thus take Nigeria out of the woods in which it has found itself as a result of 16 years of visionless administration by the Peoples Democratic Party.”

“We are confident that wise counsel will prevail and the patriotic men and women that constitute the Nigerian Senate will ignore Wike and his machinations and confirm Amaechi on Tuesday since Wike’s opposition is based solely on selfish reasons and his desire to prove that he can pull down the man who brought him out of obscurity and gave him the platform to become whatever he is politically today.”

Amaechi was originally scheduled to be screened by the legislators on Wednesday, October 14, along with nine other nominees.

His appearance was however postponed due to the inability of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to submit its report on a petition against him.

READ: Senate postpones Amaechi's ministerial screening

Amaechi’s nomination was challenged by three Senators from his state who cited the allegations of corruption levelled against him by current Governor, Nyesom Wike.

READ: No problem with Amaechi's screening - Dino Melaye

He will expectedly be screened on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 when the Senate resumes the exercise.

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