Senator Ndume says he was removed as senate leader while he was praying


Senator Ali Ndume has given a graphic details of how he was on Tuesday removed as the Senate leader at plenary.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki announced Senator Ndume’s removal and replacement by Sen. Ahmed Lawan (APC-Yobe North).

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Ndume, who was too shocked, however, gave a clear details of what happened at the plenary.

He said, “I was leading the business of the senate and I asked Bala Ibn N’Allah to sit in for me to pray and on coming back the session ended.

“I didn’t know that there was a change because I went to pray. I don’t know if I am no longer the senate leader.

“I was not invited for any meeting. There should be a procedure. The announcement came to me as a surprise, I can’t tell you more than that.”

Recall that Ndume’s replacement, Sen. Lawan in a mock election on June 6, 2015, was adopted as President of the Senate by the All Progressive Congress before Saraki eventually emerged as the Senate President.

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