August 12 2023

“We must deal with Akpabio for exposing Senators,” Sen. Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume, Senate Chief Whip, has revealed that other senators of the 10 National Assembly want to deal with her

Amidst the sizzling backlashes hipped on all Senators of the 10th Assembly because of the mistake by Senator Goodwill Akpabio, the Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, has said that plan is ongoing to tackle the Senate President.

The Senator, had on Monday before the Senate adjourned for its annual recess, told his colleagues that money had been sent to them to “enjoy” their holiday.

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The Senate President said, “In order to enable all of us to enjoy our holidays, a token has been sent to our various accounts by the Clerk of the National Assembly.

“I withdraw that statement. In order to allow you to enjoy your holiday, the Senate President has sent prayers to your mailboxes to assist you to go on a safe journey and return.”

The statement was immediately picked by Nigerians who have been “frying” the Senators alive, accusing them of feeding fat on the nation’s treasury while ignoring the people in their plight.

In an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Senator Ndume blamed Akpabio’s public disclosure for the unwarranted attacks on the lawmakers.

“It’s common knowledge that if any employee is going on leave, he/she is entitled to a leave grant. That was the money we received, and it is nothing unusual or special.

“All senators received N2 million. And I am making this comment with a heavy heart because he (Akpabio) is the cause of this controversy.”

The Borno South lawmaker added, “He created an impression as if we were given some special or huge amounts of money. What’s the big deal if I receive N2 million allowance in my capacity as a senator?

“He made a very wrong statement, and I warned him immediately that his comments were unbecoming of an elder.

“In fact, we are even planning to take a drastic action against him if he continues making unguarded statements and acting as if we are kids.”

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Posted August 12, 2023 by Jude Ogbonna in category "Politics

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