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Senate Recalls Ndume

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After its initial ‘gragra’, the Senate has finally capitulated to the decision of the court to recall Ali Ndume the All Progressive Congress senator representing Borno  in the Nigerian Upper Chamber.

Senator Ndume was suspended few months ago following the recommendation of the ethics and privileges committee of the Senate headed by Chris Anyanwu because of his allegations against the Senate President, Bukola Sariki and and Dino Melaye.

Anyanwu’s committee accused Mr. Ndume of raising a false alarm capable of tarnishing the image of his colleagues and he was subsequently placed on six months suspension but on the expiration of his 6 months suspension, the Senate issued a statement extending the suspension to November, on the excuse of discounting holidays and weekends.

The decision of the Senate was deemed illegal and void by the court which ordered immediate reinstatement Ndume and payment of all his entitlements for the period of the suspension.

The Senate has jettisoned its earlier decision to appeal the court ruling with a letter written by it’s Clerk , Nelson Ayewoh, asking Sen. Ndume to resume in plenary on Wednesday (tomorrow)

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Akin Akingbala is an international journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Aside being happily married, he has interests in music, sports and loves traveling.

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