Ndume resumes today — Senate
The Senate, yesterday, approved the resumption of a former Senate leader, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno), after 90 legislative days’ suspension. He is expected to resume today.
The resolution followed a closed session that lasted for 12 minutes during yesterday’s plenary presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
The closed session, which started at 11.04am, ended at 11.16am.
Speaking on the outcome of the session, Ekweremadu said they discussed issues relating to the workings of the Senate in particular and the National Assembly in general.
“We discussed the suspension of Ndume and resolved that he should resume tomorrow (today) since he has served the 90 legislative days’ suspension without prejudice to the current court processes,” the presiding officer said.
Ndume was suspended in March this year over a point of order he raised on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the chairman of the Senate Committee on the FCT, Senator Dino Melaye.
Not satisfied with his suspension, Ndume had gone to a federal high court where a judgement was delivered in his favour last Friday, nullifying his suspension.
However, the Senate at the weekend announced its intention to challenge the judgement at the appeal court.
Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, counsel to the Senate in a statement, said an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High would be filed.