Senate suspends Ndume for 6 months •Clears Saraki, Melaye

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The Nigerian Senate has suspended Senator Ali Ndume, a former Senate Leader, for 181 legislative days – amounting to six months – having “failed to conduct proper investigation before his allegations” on Senator Dino Melaye’s certificate forgery saga and Senate President Bukola Saraki’s alleged importation of a bullet-proof car.
This followed a deliberation on the report submitted by its Chairman, Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Senator Samuel Anyanwu during Wednesday’s plenary.
The committee’s report indicated that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and passed his courses. It said that he graduated in the year 2000, was presented with his results and participated in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
This is contrary to Ndume’s allegation, based on a SaharaReporters’ story, that Melaye did not graduate from ABU.
The committee report also cleared Saraki of Ndume’s allegation. The former Majority Leader could not defend the allegations when he appeared before the committee on Monday.
The suspension starts from today, Match 29, 2017 and would last for 181 Legislative days.

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