BREAKING: Senate Recalls Suspended Senator Abdul Ningi, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Senate Recalls Suspended Senator Abdul Ningi, Details Emerge

  • Senator Godswill Akpabio-led senate has pardoned and recalled Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi from suspension
  • Ningi was pardoned and recalled to the senate two months after he was suspended for alleging that the 2024 budget was padded by N3 trillion
  • The senator representing Bauchi Central senatorial district was recalled following a motion sponsored by Abba Moro, minority leader

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Nigerian Senate has pardoned and recalled suspended Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi to the national assembly.

Legit.ng recalls that the Senator representing Bauchi Central senatorial district was suspended on March 12, 2024, for three months for alleging that the 2024 budget was padded by N3 trillion.

Senate Recalls Suspended Senator Abdul Ningi
Ningi's recall process was initiated after a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader Sen. Abba Moro Photo credit: @kc_journalist
Source: Twitter

According to Channels Television, deputy minority leader Senator Abba Moro initiated the recall process.

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Senator Olalere Oyewumi, representing Osun south; and Senator Osita Ngwu, representing Enugu west joined Moro to sponsor the motion.

Sen. Abba Moro pledged to assume full responsibility for Sen. Ningi’s actions, acknowledging the gravity of the suspension.

Moro expressed regret on behalf of the suspended senator Ningi on Tuesday, May 28.

The senator representing Benue South Senatorial District said there is a need for Ningi to return to his legislative duties after spending two months away from the national assembly, TheCable reports.

The senate president, Godswill Akpabio, said the decision to recall Sen. Ningi transcends religious and ethnic divides.

Akpabio described Ningi as a valued and resourceful member of the Senate.

Legit.ng recalls that Ningi announced his resignation as the chairman of the northern senators' forum following his suspension by the upper chamber of the national assembly.

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

Ningi makes fresh allegation after suspension

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that suspended Ningi made another allegation after claiming that the Nigerian Senate is planning to arrest him.

Ningi said the senate is planning to silence him by getting him arrested so that he doesn’t do anything

The federal lawmaker said neither he nor the Senate would be able to control the can of worms he had opened.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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