Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, led
some monarchs and top politicians in the
state to the residence of Senate President,
Bukola Saraki, last night to beg for the
senate to lift the six months suspension
placed on Seantor Ali Ndume this week.
The senate during its plenary on
Wednesday, suspended Ali Ndume for
calling for an investigation in an allegation
made by Sahara Reporters against senate
President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino
Melaye. Sahara Reporters had accused
Saraki of importing a Range Rover SUV into
the country without paying the necessary
customs duty while Dino was accused of
forging his First degree certificate.
The senate’s committee on Ethics and
Priviledges was mandated to carry out a
public hearing. The investigation by the
committee showed the claims against
Saraki and Dino were false. The senate
afterwards suspended Ndume for moving a
motion against two of his colleagues
without carrying out proper investigation.
At the meeting with Saraki held in his
Maitama, Abuja home yesterday night,
Shettima appealled that the senate recalls
Ndume and cancels the suspension. In his
response, Saraki promised that he would
look into the matter and come up with what
would be favourable to them.