Borno Senator, Ali Ndume, who was removed as Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday, has revealed why he was ousted.
The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, announced Mr. Ndume’s removal shortly before the upper legislative chamber adjourned on Tuesday.
Mr. Saraki read a letter from the All Progressives Congress caucus asking for the leadership change.
Mr. Ndume had stepped out of the chamber to observe his early afternoon prayer when Mr. Saraki read the letter.
The APC caucus, Mr. Saraki said, also chose Ahmed Lawan to replace Mr. Ndume.
Mr. Lawan was until his new role the chairman of the Senate committee on defence, a position he assumed after losing the June 2015 Senate presidency election to Mr. Saraki.
But speaking exclusively with PREMIUM TIMES hours after his removal on Tuesday, Mr. Ndume said he was removed for insisting that the Senate did not follow the proper procedure…
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