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FORMER Senate majority leader, Ali Ndume yesterday accepted his removal from the position he assumed on June 9, 2015. Ndume, who accepted his fate in a point of order raised at plenary on Wednesday, was replaced by Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC-Yobe). Quoting Order 43, Ndume said that the Senate was an institution that must be protected by lawmakers, as he thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him.
According to him, the Senate is an institution that must be protected through obedience to Senate rules and traditions. He said as a senator, he was not better than any of his colleagues and that they were all equal in the Senate. He noted that he was not found wanting during his tenure as the Senate leader, of which he was grateful to God. “As far as I know, I have not done anything and then just like that, the Senate caucus has the right to say they have lost confidence in me. “And I think that should be now. That I have said it that it I think it is on record that I did not do anything. “To the best of my knowledge, I did not do anything, but as I said, since my colleagues, consciously, 40 of them signed. In fact, if the number of those that lost confidence in me is not up to this number, and I’m made to know, I will resign because I did not become a Senate leader whose lawmakers have no confidence in. “But as I said, since they have lost confidence in me, even if it is 10 of you, then I have no moral ground to continue to lead this senate; because that means there are some people that are not with me.” Ndume, however, urged the APC caucus to give to members who had erred room for fair hearing. “Distinguished colleagues, hence if any of our colleagues err in one way or the order, he should be given the chance to say look, this is what you did and therefore, we have lost confidence in you. “I thank God that since there is nothing…I’m grateful for that. So I thank you for the opportunity given to me to have served as the Senate leader and I wish Sen. Ahmed Lawan the best of service to this institution.” In a remark, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, noted that the services Ndume had rendered to the National Assembly could not be wished away. He urged him to continue to offer his services to the Senate and people of his constituency. “We are conscious of your efforts in the NorthEast in the role you played in ensuring that the humanitarian crisis was being addressed. “I congratulate you for the manner in which you accepted the true position of things and we assure that we will all continue to work harmoniously for the best of our country.”


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  • vic

    MR ALI NDUME, NOW WHAT YOU MUST DO TO GET SACKED THE CHIEF THIEF, SARAKI, FROM THE HOUSE OF THIEVES????

    AFTER ALL, SARAKI HAS BEEN TO THE DOCKS HIMSELF FOR THE 13 CRIMINAL CHARGES LEVELED AGAINST HIM FOR MONEY LAUNDERING AND ILLEGITIMATELY ACQUIRING THE PROPERTIES ALL OVER NIGERIA AND MAY BE IN FOREIGN LANDS???? SURELY, THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO TURN THE TABLES ON THE CHIEF THIEF SARAKI??????

    NOW LET US SEE AN OPEN FIGHT AND HOW A DOG EATS ANOTHER DOG???