Ministerial nominee and former Rivers State governor, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has denied reports carryout on a national daily that he stormed the residence of the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki in anger following the failure of the Senate to screen him last week.
The former governor, who is billed to appear before the Senate today, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, also denied reports in the same national daily that he raised his voice to express his frustration before leaving the residence without seeing the Senate President.
Amaechi, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday by the head of his media office, David Iyofor, said the report is not only untrue, but a deliberate and carefully calibrated attempt to characterise him with a very bad and demeaning mannerism.
Group Urge Senate To Screen, Clear Amaechi
Meanwhile, the Rivers Democrats a non-governmental Organisation based in Rivers state has urged the Senate to screen and clear Amaechi for ministerial appointment.
The group in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Director Adams Ogbonna said it is imperative that the former governor be cleared.
The group wondered why some persons will be fighting against the nomination of the former Rivers governor considering the fact that he sacrificed a lot to bring about the emergence of the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Rivers Democrats praised the president for nominating Amaechi despite the opposition to his nomination.
The group said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that he is a man that cannot be pushed around through his nomination of Amaechi. Those opposed to his nomination mean no good for the state and the country .”
“If there is any man in Rivers state that deserves to be appointed minister under the present administration, Rotimi Amaechi fits the bill. Those opposing his nomination are politically blind to the fact that the former Rivers governor means well for the people.”