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Senator Ali Ndume gets 6 Months Suspension for Calling for Investigation into Melaye & Saraki’s Scandals

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Senator Ali Ndume

Barely two months after he was removed as the Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume was on Wednesday suspended by the Senate for 6 months.

The suspension of the senator was based on the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.

Ndume had asked the Senate to look into the allegations of vehicle importation against the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and the alleged certificate forgery against Senator Dino Melaye.

The committee was asked to investigate the allegation and invited Melaye and Saraki to appear before it on Monday.

When Senator Ndume appeared before the committee, he stressed that he did not petition the President of the Senate or Senator Dino but only asked that the senate looked into the allegations to clear the name of the institution and save the integrity of the red chamber.

However when Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the Chairman of the Committee on Ethics submitted its report, it stressed that Ndume lacked concrete evidence to have petitioned Saraki and Dino.

The Committee said that the action of the former leader of the Senate dragged the name of the Senate and its president to disrepute and as such should be punished.

The committee therefore recommended that the senator be suspended for 181 legislative days, equivalent of one calendar year.

However, Senator Matthew Urhoghide pleaded that the penalty be reduced to six months rather than one year.

Senator Peter Nwoboshi seconded the motion to review the duration of the suspension to six months.

The Senate thereafter adopted the review and suspended Senator Ndume for six months.

In January, Ndume was removed as the Leader of the Senate and replaced with Senator Ahmed Lawan.

No reason was given then for his removal except that the caucus agreed and sanctioned his replacement as leader.

16 Comments

  1. Benson Ossai

    March 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Do not dare your superiors.They might come back biting you.Ndume go and rest from the noise of the hallow chamber joooor.All these senators sef what are you guys really doing?Noisemakers.Abeg make dollars come down very well before i go buy wetin i want buy jare.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    March 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Is this the level this country is stooping to now?

    People are now suspended and reprimanded for bringing attention to corrupt practices? First Jibrin, now Ndume.

    This is by far the worst senate this country has ever had. A bunch of disresputable and shameless forgers, wife beaters, fraudsters, smugglers and looters. Disgusting.
    Shame on Buhari for being so weak and so clueless. I truly regret supporting that senile, inept, dull and visionless man. He is allways being disgraced by the senate as if he is not a President. From the RECs to Magu and Hameed Ali all rejected, WTH??!
    If you know you cant rule, GTFO there you f&%k! No ideas, no work, no support in the legislature. NOTHING AT ALL. Always keeping silent and failing at everything. We know you dont have any senswpe to fix the economy, oya fight corruption now, you still cant do it. But If it is to lie about how Boko Haram has been defeated, you know how to do that. What an embarrassment we have for a President.

    As for that demon named Saraki, your attempt to dominate and ruin Nigeria via the Senate like you did at Societe Generale and Kwara State will never work. Your comeuppance is coming soon. Shameless fool.
    God I hate this country.

    • Hashva

      March 29, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Wow.

    • Mujer

      March 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Why are you surprised? These people are muscle power people-their egos are fragile, their ineptitude is byzantine and their childishness trivializes Donaldism. These are small minds that will kill humans for that Cer-fi-ti-Cate you know who is battling for.

    • A Real Nigerian

      March 29, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      “their childishness trivializes Donaldism.”
      This. LOL! ?

    • Darius

      March 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      “God I hate this country”
      Really! Then why the hell are you still in it? Migrate to another country. I guess you can’t! No country would want to accept you when you exude so much negative energy. As long as you are not able to criticize this country constructively, I don’t think you should be in it. Abgaya!

    • A Real Nigerian

      March 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Okay tough guy.

  3. Fear God

    March 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    He’ll probably still get paid in that time so I’m sure he’s not complaining too much

  4. Ify

    March 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Just because he asked for an investigation into Sen. Saraki and Sen. Olodo. Sad!

  5. Thatnaijagirl

    March 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Nigeria sha! I hail oh! If you ask for your overdue salary to be paid constituted authority will demote you, then you request for investigation about certain money oga at the top will suspend you….abi you no dey too sure say naija senator wen be local James Bond (007) and comedian of the year 2017 go school dem go threaten you with jail…. I tire for all those educated troublemakers oops sorry educated lawmakers ooo….. Abeg na God go save us oooo

  6. Spunky

    March 29, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I give up!

  7. horpsy

    March 29, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    what a shame!

  8. Tee

    March 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Destroy!!!!!! My heart goes to the righteous who diligently serve you Lord. No remedy!!!!!!!!

  9. Revolution

    March 29, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I wish to be Pablo Escobar right now so I can bring the government to her knees
    First of will be to bomb the NASS

  10. Jinkelele

    March 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Bunch of jokers.
    It’s Dino and Sarah that should be suspended

  11. Nv

    March 29, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    So is the Senate seriously saying they are not going to investigate this Dino certificate scandal? On what basis are they suspending him? Its not like he lied, or that the investigation has concluded and the Suspended Senator has been found guilty of defamation. Why silent on the Harvard issue? Or LSE? Heck even his alma mata has revealed he was impeached during his time for froud! They’re gonna pretend all these didn’t happen? And: Yes, they will.

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