Senator Ningi Announces Resignation After Suspension, Gives Reason

Senator Ningi Announces Resignation After Suspension, Gives Reason

  • Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bauchi state has resigned as the chairman of the northern senators' form
  • Ningi's resignation letter was sighted barely an hour after the senate suspended him over allegations of budget padding
  • The embattled senator accused President Bola Tinubu-led federal government of implementing a 2024 budget higher than what the senate debated and passed

FCT, Abuja - Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi has announced his resignation as the chairman of the northern senators' forum following his suspension by the upper chamber of the national assembly.

The embattled senator said his decision was due to the unfolding events in the national assembly, the north and Nigeria.

Abdul Ahmed Ningi quits position as chairman of northern senators' forum
Senator Ningi steps down as chairman of northern senators forum Photo Credit: Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi
Source: Twitter

He thanked the northern senators for allowing him to serve them as the forum chair for a short time.

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The resignation letter sighted by was dated Monday, March 11. Still, it was made public and shared by Bashir Ahmad, a former presidential aide, shortly after Nengi's suspension on Tuesday, March 12.

Why Senator Ningi was suspended

Senator Ningi was suspended after he alleged that the 2024 budget was padded with over three trillion and was being implemented by the President Bola Tinubu-led federal government.

The resignation letter partly read:

“I will like to resign my position as the Chairman of the Northern Senators forum.
“This is of course necessitated by unfolding events in the National Assembly, the North and the nation at large."

Senate warns members against sharing negative messages

Following about three hours of deliberation in his interview with BBC Hausa about the allegation, the majority of the senate voted for the suspension of Senator Ningi over his allegation of budget padding in the senate.

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Below is his resignation letter:

Also, the senate warned the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) senator from Kano south against sharing and distributing disturbing messages about the Red Chamber.

El-Rufai's son laments father's rejection by senate earlier reported that Nasir El-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna state, was not interested in becoming a federal minister.

Bello el-Rufai, the son of the former governor and federal lawmaker from Kaduna state, said he and other family members convinced his father to accept the ministerial slot.

Recall that the Senate rejected El-Rufai and two other ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu.


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