Thirteen Peoples Democratic Party members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State on Friday protested the nomination of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi for appointment as a minister by submitting a petition to the Office of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
Amaechi, the immediate past governor of the state, is among the 21 ministerial nominees President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded to the Senate last week.
The list was unveiled by Saraki on Tuesday this week.
The petition by the Rivers legislators is among the rising number of petitions against the former governor, a development that may cause a rowdy session in the days ahead as senators begin the screening of the nominees.
In the petition, the legislators cal