Senator Ali Ndume arrives Senate chamber on Wednesday November 15 to assume duties as Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District after serving his mandatory six months suspension which a Federal High Court in Abuja Friday voided the suspension of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, saying the suspension was against the law and directed that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki should ensure prompt payment of Ndume’s salaries and allowances.
Recalls that the Senate had, on March 29’, suspended former Senate Leader Mohammed Ndume over his petition calling for investigation into the allegation that Sen. Dino Melaye did not obtain first degree at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The university authorities later came out and declared that Melaye, APC – Kogi West, passed out with a degree at the institution.
The suspension order followed the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, which investigated the allegation.
The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Sam Anyanwu, submitted his committee’s report, which recommended that “the Senate should suspend Ndume for bringing Sen. Dino Melaye, his colleagues and the institution of the Senate to unbearable disrepute.
“This is even at a time of our national life, when caution, patriotism, careful consideration and due diligence should be our watch words.
“The suspension is with effect from March 29, 2017 to last for six months.
“After having been properly cleared of any wrong doings by the findings of the committee, Sen. Dino Melaye has been cleared of the allegations made against him and exonerated.”
Anyanwu had said that the recommendation was signed by seven members of the committee.