The All Progressives Congress, APC, Senate caucus rose from its meeting last night with a resolve to back the embattled immediate past governor of Rivers State, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, when he appears before the Senate for screening as a minister. They equally vowed to utilize their slim majority over their Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterparts to swing votes in Amaechi’s favour should there be a division in the Senate over his confirmation.
The APC lawmakers met at the National Assembly complex around 7.40 pm on Monday, where it was unanimously agreed that Amaechi’s ministerial nomination should be supported by the all members of the majority party in the Upper Chamber.
Speaking on the outcome of the caucus meeting, an APC senator anonymously told ThisDay that: “We are determined not to allow the PDP stop the confirmation of Amaechi. We are determined to ensure that he is confirmed because there is no reason for him not to be confirme