– Ali Ndume gets suspended fro bringing unproven allegations against his colleagues;
– Ndume’s suspension for six months is one of the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges;
– The committee said Ndume’s actions brought the position of the Senate president and the entire Red Chamber in dispute
Former Majority Leader, Ali Ndume has been suspended by the Nigerian Senate for bringing what it termed “unproven allegations” against his colleagues, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye.
Stingged.com gathered that the move is one of the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges which probed the allegations of certificate forgery against Melaye and personal vendetta over seized bulletproof Range Rover against Saraki.
Presenting the report before the Red Chambers Senator Sam Nwanyanwu said the allegations brought against the two senators by Ndume were false after due investigation.
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The report, which was signed by two-thirds of the committee, cleared Saraki and Melaye of any wrongdoing but suspended Ndume for failing to conduct proper investigation before making the allegations. The report said Saraki’s name was not in any way tied to the seized vehicle and Ndume brought the position of the Senate President and the entire Red Chamber to disrepute by tying it to the matter.
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It was gathered however, that during the investigative hearing, Ndume had told the Ethics committee that he did not make allegations or raise petitions against Saraki and Melaye but only raised the issues he read in the newspapers because he wanted the Senate to clear its name.