Senate: protesters storm N/Assembly, demands Ndume’s reinstatement

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[Abuja]–Members of the Pro-Ndume group has stormed the National Assembly, Abuja, to protest the suspension of Senator Ali Ndume and have requested his immediate reinstatement.

The supporters of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South), who was suspended by the Senate, barricaded the main entrance to the National Assembly on Tuesday, to pressure home their demand.

The protesters, natives of southern Borno, but mostly live in Mararaba and Masaka areas of Nasarawa, arrived the National Assembly gate with placards accusing the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Senate of bias in the way they carried out their investigation.

Ndume was suspended following the adoption of a recommendation made in a report by the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges. The report was submitted on Wednesday during plenary.

The suspended senator had on March 21 called on the Senate to investigate Saraki over an allegation that an impounded sports utility vehicle imported into the country with fake documents belonged to him and Melaye over the allegation (by Sahara Reporters) that his degree certificate was fake.

The Senate dismissed both allegations and sanctioned Ndume by suspending him for six months. However, there have been moves by Borno politicians to get the former senate leader reinstated.

But the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had on Monday, told Statehouse correspondents that he had no power to reverse the recent suspension of a former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume.

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