Ali Ndume

femi falana

The power tussle at the Senate is taking a new dimension as human rights lawyer Femi Falana ask President Muhammadu Buhari to put to an end the spate of impunity in the National Assembly lest more damage is done to the country and his administration.

The Cable reports that  Femi Falana declared in a statement on Wednesday, March 29 that  the refusal of the Senate to screen the 27 resident electoral commissioners due to Buhari’s decision to keep Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was a clear act of impunity.

Senator Ali Ndume

Senate Leader

Senator Ali Ndume has revealed the reason why he was removed as Senate leader.

The Borno State senator said his removal was based on his insistence that the Senate did not follow due process in rejecting the nomination of acting EFCC chair, Ibrahim Magu according to Premium Times.

Ali Ndume

Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume, Senate Majority Leader has been relieved of his position as the house majority leader by the senate announced by the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki.
This sent a strong signal that the crisis in the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC has deepened uncontrolably.
The caucus in the senate forwarded the name of Senator Ahmed Lawan of Yobe North senatorial district as a replacement for Ndume.
The party’s caucus said the decision was reached during the last caucus meeting on 9th Jan. 2017.
However, Senator Ali Ndume in a swift reaction rejected the removal saying he is still the senate leader.
“I still remain Senate Leader, ” Ndume claimed during a press briefing, adding that he was not aware of his removal by the APC Senate Caucus.
Some political annalysts predicts another possible senate crisis stating that they do not see  Ndume leaving without raising dust of some sort.

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