NIGERIA: Senate Suspends Ali Ndume For 6 Months Over Statement On Dino Melaye’s Certificate

Nigerian Senate has suspended the former Senate leader, Ali Ndume for six months over his statement on Senator Dino Melaye’s certificate and Saraki’s alleged fake Customs document scandals.

The Committee on Ethics and Privileges, headed by Sen. Sam Anyanwu laid down the recommendation at Wednesday’s plenary based report on statements obtained from Ali Ndume on the alleged imported SUV allegedly owned by Senate President, Bukola Sarkai and Senator Dino’s certificate issue.
Recall that Ahmadu Bello University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the institution while the Seized SUV car dealer also exonerated Senator Bukola Saraki in the face customs document report.
Here are some of the committee’s recommendations:
1. Suspend Senator Ali Ndume and notes that diligence should be the watchword
2. The Suspension starts today, 29th Match, 2017 to last for 181 Legislative days.
3. The report was laid before the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
But Sen. Mathew Uroghide pleaded with the Senate to reduce Ali Ndume’s suspension to 6 months
In his reactions, DSP, Ike Ekweremadu said: “lessons has been learnt from this, and going forward lawmakers should investigate matters first before drawing conclusions”.
The Senators agreed to put Ali Ndume’s suspension to 6 months

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