Nigerian Senate Recalls Senator Ndume From Suspension After 6 Months
- November 14, 2017
The Nigerian Senate has asked the former majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume to resume after serving six months suspension.
This was part of the resolutions reached by the federal lawmakers after a closed door meeting that lasted for almost thirty minutes.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who spoke after the executive session disclosed that the suspension of Ndume was discussed and it was resolved that he should resume as he has served his suspension.
Ndume was suspended following a point of order he raised on the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye.
It would be recalled that in March, Ndume raised a point of order 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.
He also said that there were reports that Senator Melaye possesses a fake Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria academic certificate.
A Federal High Court in Abuja, last week, declared the suspension of Senator Ndume by the Senate as illegal and unconstitutional.
Justice Babatunde Quadri in a judgment held that Ndume’s suspension for 90 legislative days was a violation of his fundamental right to freedom of expression.