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Amaechi Denies Disrespecting Saraki

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Former Governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi, has denied media reports which claimed that he angrily stormed out of the residence of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, over the postponement of his screening as minister, last week.

This was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, David Iyofor, on Monday.

The statement which noted that the story was false, added that it was all a deliberate and carefully calibrated attempt to paint Amaechi in a very bad and demeaning mannerism.

Amaechi assured that he holds the office of the President of the Senate in very high regards and would never disrespect or act in any way that would put his office in disrepute.

The statement read, “We must clarify that Amaechi did not visit and was not at the residence of the Senate President last Thursday so, there is absolutely no way what the newspaper sources claimed to have transpired, happened.

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“We must emphasise that Amaechi holds the office of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in very high esteem and will never disrespect or act in anyway that would put the office in disrepute.

“However, in this case, the incident reported never occurred either on Thursday or any other day.” he said.

Meanwhile, the Senate will today, Tuesday, screen the former Governor alongside seven others. 

You will recall that Amaechi’s screening has been stepped down twice in the last one week.

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Other to be screened today include: Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Heineken Lokpobiri, Hon Bawa Bwari, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Barrister James E. Ocholi, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed and Brigadier General Muhammad Dan-Ali (Rtd).