Senate Sacks Ndume for Supporting Magu
The Senate on Tuesday removed Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) as the Senate Majority Leader and promptly named Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) as his replacement.
Ndume, however briefed the members of the Senate Press Corps saying he remained the Senate Majority Leader contending that he was not aware of his removal.
Although the Senate, President Bukola Saraki, in the communication he read at plenary, predicted the removal of Ndume on a decision reached by the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus to make changes in its leadership, informed Senate sources told theglobe.ng that "Ndume has to pay" for openly standing in support of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu against a unanimously endorsed position of the Senate.
Ndume had in a widely reported reaction last December declared that the Senate did not reject Magu after the Senate spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi (APC, Niger) had briefed journalists that the Senate rejected Magu adding that what the Senate did was to step down the screening and confirmation of Magu pending further clarification on the security report against the EFCC chairman.
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The Senate, through its spokesperson, Sabi, disowned Ndume's statement that the Senate did not reject Magu.
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