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NIGERIA: Why Rivers PDP said Amaechi is not qualified

Reports say the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has said that former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi is not qualified to occupy a ministerial position.

A statement signed by the Rivers state PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah gave the following reason.

An excerpt of the statement reads “Section 66 (1) (h) states thus: “No person shall be qualified for election to the Senate or the House of Representatives if he has been indicted for embezzlement or fraud by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry or a Tribunal set up under the Tribunal of Inquiry Act or a Tribunal of Inquiry Law or any law by the Federal Republic of Nigeria or State Government which indictment has been accepted by the Federal or State Government respectively.

“The PDP hereby states that Hon. Justice George Omereji Judicial Commission of Inquiry indicted Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and the report is accepted by the Rivers State Government and the White Paper duly issued.”

The Rivers PDP also said “Against this background therefore, the PDP further insists and submits that by the provisions of the law as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is not qualified to be a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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