The Nigerian Senate was thrown into a rowdy session on Wednesday,
January 11 as former Senate majority leader Ali Ndume protested his
removal by the APC caucus in the upper house of legislature.
Ndume took the floor shortly after the senate plenary began with a
prayer session.
Ndume,  expressed his utter shock and disappointment at his removal.
He also warned the Senate that such actions should not be allowed in
future because it casts doubts on the integrity of the Senate
“If this happened to me today, it could be Ekweremadu tomorrow, we
must protect the integrity of the Senate.
Three times, I offered to resign as Senate Leader, but you all wanted
me to stay,” a disappointed Ndume said.
But the APC shut Ndume down. According to them, Ndume’s removal was
carried out within the ambit of the law.
Speaking for the APC caucus, Senator Kabiru Marafa said due process
was followed in Ndume’s removal on Tuesday.
“I am a proponent of the Rule of Law. What we did yesterday was not a
breach of the rule of law,” Senator Marafa said.
Recall that Ndume of Borno South was removed as Senate majority leader
on Tuesday, January 10, as serious indications emerged that the
in-houses crises in the ruling All Progressives Congress had taken a
new turn.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.