Why Senate Removed Ndume
More facts have emerged on why the senate removed the former senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume and replaced him with Senator Ahmad Lawal.
Some members of the senate All Progressives Congress, APC Caucus who spoke in anonymity to our correspondent said that Ndume was removed because he had since derailed from serving the interest of the country and the party but his own personal agenda.
Ndume came in through the back door as the senate leader against the Ahmad Lawan choice candidate of the party but along the line, he had been misusing the power as the number three man at the senate.
Investigation showed that Ndume had personal views against the senate rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Magu and Ndume had come from the same state of Borno.
Ndume granted press interview that the senate would go ahead to confirm Magu, adding that the rejection would not stand.
The source also revealed that the senate was not happy with the way Ndume was going about the allegation of financial impropriety against the Secretary to The Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
Babachir Lawal was alleged to have diverted funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons to his private company account and was to be probed by the senate.
The source revealed that Ndume did not support the idea of senate investigating Babachir Lawal.
Shortly after Ndume left the chamber on Tuesday to pray, his position was taken and given to Ahmad Lawal.
He was shocked when journalists asked him to react to his removal as senate leader as he was about entering the red chambers.
He said he remained the senate leader and that he was not aware of his removal.
The letter of the change of baton was read at the plenary by Senate President Bukola Saraki and was approved unanimously by the lawmakers.