The former minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (CON), appeared at the Senate Chambers for screening as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Amaechi was has had a legislative experience after serving for 8-years as the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly was giving the preference which is only accorded to past law makers.
In his words while standing for screening;
Distinguished house, Senators of Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
My Name Is Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi,
Just to highlight that I saved in Rivers State As Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly for eight years,
Governor of Rivers State for eight years,
And also a Minister of Transportation Federal Republic Of Nigeria for three and half Years Let’s Say Four.
I am privilege once more to appear before the Distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to present myself for further Screening.
Although, the distinguished members of the Senate particularly the PDP caucus was not pleased with the manner the Senate President handled the screening process of Hon. Amaechi.
It was however ruled off by the Senate President as he maintained that every minister Nominee with a legislative experience must benefit from it, after much deliberation from the Senate majority and minority leader, the minister Nominee was then asked to take a bow and go.