Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Senators plot to suspend Ndume for moving a motion to investigate Saraki and Melaye

Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South is reportedly about to get himself in trouble for moving a motion that led to the investigation of Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye. 

we gathered that there is an alleged ongoing plot by the Senate to suspend Senator Ndume over his motion that led to investigation against Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West). 

Daily Trust reports that Ndume, who was the former majority leader, made a motion last week notifying the Senate of media reports alleging that the Senate was on vengeance against the Customs Comptroller-General, Hamid Ali over a seized SUV car allegedly belonging to Saraki.

The senators are reportedly plotting to suspend senator Ali Ndume after he raised a point of order to investigate Senate President Saraki and Senator Melaye.

He also said that there were reports that Senator Melaye did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University and has been brandishing a fake certificate.

 Although Senator Melaye has been cleared of this allegation by the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, and Senator Saraki is still underway, the Senate seems to be out to take revenge on Ndume. 

An unnamed senator who spoke with Daily Trust said it would be difficult for Ndume to survive the plot. 

Ndume has defended himself saying he called the motion so as to protect the integrity of the Senate.

Ndume has defended himself saying he called the motion so as to protect the integrity of the Senate. 

The senator reportedly said: “We are not happy with him at all. He is on self destruction and it is the wish of many of us that he should be suspended."

 Another Senator said with the revelations at the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Ndume is on the verge of being suspended He said: 

“All the allegations he raised turned out to be false. There is no need for collation of signatures. It is just a voice vote that is required. His would be worse than that of Abdulmumini Jibrin (suspended at the House last year)."

 When he was contacted, Senator Ndume said he was aware of a plot against him but he is not worried. 

“I’m aware of it but I’m not worried. Even when they were plotting to remove me as Senate Leader, I knew it but I wasn’t worried.”

 Meanwhile, Ndume while speaking at the Senate said he hold no grudges against the two senators but he raise the motion for the two senators to be investigated so as to protect the integrity of the Senate. He said there is nothing personal in the motion to investigate and clear all allegations. 

He said: “I raised a point of order. It is not personal, if there is anything that border on the integrity. Here we are that it has been proved beyond reasonable doubt that Melaye is a graduate.

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