Politics Amaechi Vs Jonathan: Pro-Amaechi Senators Reject Jonathan’s NDDC Nominees for Rivers State

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The political disharmony between President Gooodluck Jonathan and the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi showed it's reared its' face yesterday on the floor of the Nigerian senate when two Pro-Amaechi senators opposed confirmation of the President’s nominees into the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Senators Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South- East and Wilson Ake, Rivers West, opposed the confirmation of Henry Ogiri as Executive Director Finance and Administration and Ephraim Etete, Rivers State representative.

Senator Ake said, “If you are not oil producing and not producing the required quantity, I don’t think we should be given the position. It is unfair not to consult the state on the appointment; the interest of the state is not protected. I am saying that we should be given time, let us go home and see how we can resolve the issue".

The senate, however confirmed the appointments of Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw (chairman),
Bassey Dan-Abia (representing Akwa Ibom), Henry Ogiri (Executive Director, Finance and Admin), Tuyo Omatsulu (Executive Director, Projects), Turofade Oyarede, (Bayelsa), Ephraim Etete (Rivers), Etim Inyang (Akwa Ibom), Mr. Paul Adah (Cross River), Tom Amioku (Delta), Samuel Nwogu (Abia), Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian (Imo), Maj-Gen. Suleiman (North Central) and Abdulmalik Mahmud (North East) .

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