APC SENATORS REMOVE ALI NDUME AS SENATE LEADER

APC SENATORS REMOVE ALI NDUME AS SENATE LEADER

Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South has been removed as Senate Leader .
The APC caucus in a letter which was transmitted to the Senate on
Tuesday forwarded the name of Senator Ahmed Lawan of Yobe North as the
new Senate leader.
The letter was read by Senate President Bukola Sarak
According to the APC caucus, the decision was arrived at during the
party’s caucus meeting on Monday, January 9.
However, Ali Ndume has rejected his removal as Senate Majority leader
by the APC senate caucus.
“I still remain Senate Leader, ” Ndume claimed during a press
briefing with National Assembly correspondents on Tuesday.
He added that he was not aware of his removal by the APC Senate Caucus
because he had no knowledge of when the decision to remove him was
taken.
Analysts believe Ndume’s removal is bound to cause crisis in the
Senate since the lawmaker will not go down without a fight.
Ali Ndume was a member of the Federal House of Representatives from
2003 to 2011 representing Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza Federal Constituency in
the House of Representatives on the platform of ANPP.
He was unanimously elected minority leader in the lower house’s 6th
Assembly in 2007.
In December 2010, barely 100 days to 2011 elections Ndume decamped to
the PDP and as a result of this, the PDP re-opened the sale of
nomination forms for the senate and Alhaji Sanda Garba, the only
aspirant, stepped down for him.
However, he later teamed up with the new PDP (nPDP) along with 20 of
his colleagues in what eventually became known today as the APC.
In 2015 election, he was re-elected and became the Leader of the
Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 8th Assembly.

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