The Senate on Wednesday suspended former Senate leader, Sen. Mohammed Ndume over his petition calling for investigation into the allegation discrediting Sen. Dino Melaye as a graduate of ABU Zaria.
The suspension order followed the advice of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions which investigated the allegation.
The information agency of Nigeria (NAN) remembers that the committee had on March 27, summoned each Senators Ndume and Melaye to state their versions on the allegations.
The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Sam Anyanwu&#a hundred and sixty; submitted his committee’s document which advisable&#one hundred sixty; that &#one hundred sixty;“the Senate do suspend Sen. Mohammed Ndume for bringing Sen. Dino Melaye, his colleagues and the establishment of the Senate to insufferable disrepute.
“this is while at a time of our national life when warning, patriotism, careful consideration and due diligence must be our watch words.
“The suspension is with impact from nowadays, March 29, 2017 to ultimate for six months.
“After having been correctly cleared of any improper doings by using the findings of the committee, Sen. Dino Melaye has been cleared of the allegations made against him and exonerated”.
in line with Anyanwu, the advice was signed by way of seven members of the Committee.
Sen. Obinna Ogba PDP-Ebonyi seconded the motion.
In his remarks, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary stated the topic was once a lesson that has been learned.
“We must look at issues earlier than we made allegations,” he stated.
He recommended the committee for a excellent job, saying the investigation was once conducted within the stipulated time.
“We stay up for a extra united Senate. We should work for the betterment of the Senate,” he mentioned.
The Senate had on March 21 resolved to probe an allegation of fake college certificates made in opposition to Melaye by using an online publication.
elevating the difficulty under matters of nationwide importance Ndume mentioned former leaders of the national assembly reminiscent of Salisu Buhari, Aminu&#a hundred and sixty; Masari, Adolphus Wabara, Evans Ewerem and Dimeji Bankole were all investigated when equivalent allegations have been made against them.
Ndume said the privileges of senators were breached by way of the allegation.
He, therefore, prayed that the topic be said the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to probe the matter.
because of this, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, referred the matter to the committee to research and report again in four weeks.