The senator representing Borno South senatorial district at the National Assembly, Muhammadu Ali Ndume, is in a joyous mood.
Senator Ndume says he is happy over the defeat of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at last Saturday’s National Assembly polls in Kwara state.
Senator Ndume, who won his senatorial reelection, told journalists on Monday, February 25, in Maiduguri the defeat of Saraki is an act of God.
He said: “Maybe this will remind Saraki that there is God,” accusing the Kwara-born politician of playing God during his tenure as Senate President
“Once you try to play God, God will react; Saraki played God, and he has now seen how God reacted.
“Saraki took things for granted; this is the consequence of taking things for granted,” he said.
Senator Ndume had a long running battle with the outgoing Senate President and was suspended for almost a year from the upper chambers by Saraki.
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Meanwhile, election observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the conduct of Saturday's Presidential and National Assembly elections, just as it condemned the violence that led to reported killings in some parts of the country.
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The group in its preliminary report of the election said despite initial fears and concern, following the initial postponement of the election, INEC performed credibly well.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, February 24, acting executive director of CTA, Faith Nwadishi while noting some challenges with the conduct of the election in some states of the federation, however said the frameworks and mechanisms put in place by the electoral body ensured the polls were credible.
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