Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Real reason Ndume was sacked as Senate Majority Leader: Marafa

By •Senator Ndume. on 12/01/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,993

•Senator Ndume.
•Senator Ndume.

Sen. Kabiru Marafa has debunked speculations that former Majority Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume, was removed because of his stand on the confirmation of Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Marafa, who is Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

The lawmaker said it was the prerogative of the party to appoint or reject any principal officer as contained in the Senate Standing Rules.

Mafara, who is the spokesman of Unity Forum, a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators in support of Lawan, said 40 APC lawmakers appended their signatures in favour of Ndume’s removal.

He also told NAN that the most important thing was that the lawmakers that appended their signatures wanted Ndume removed.

“The rumours making the rounds that Ndume was removed because of Magu’s confirmation of appointment is not true.

“I am not from the same place with Magu as Ndume is but I fought for him.

“I am in the senate as an APC senator and as long as what we do is within the dictates of the Constitution, I am here to protect it.

“The President submitted Magu’s name and I worked for Magu and a lot of senators did too.”

On Ndume’s acceptance of his removal, Marafa commended him for his sportsmanship.

He, however, faulted him for claiming that due process was not followed in his removal.

According to Marafa, “we, as a senate, are guided by our rules; whatever we do, we are guided by our rules and those rules are offshoot of the constitution.

“Section 60 of the Constitution gives us the right to regulate our own procedure; the moment we say this is how we want to do it we have a responsibility to do it that way.

“If you go back to Order 32, Section 6, you will see how principal officers can be removed.

“It says you can remove a principal officer by a majority, it didn’t say the officer must be consulted.

“This is unlike is the case with executive officers like the President and governors; the constitution says that you have to confront them with your allegations. You cannot just sit down and impeach a governor.”

The lawmaker urged journalists to always investigate before reporting any matter of public interest to avoid misleading the people and to interpret rules correctly to avoid misinterpretation.

“This is so that we are not perceived as applying the rules selectively or that we violated the rules in the case of Ndume and followed the rules in another instance.

“For the record, we followed the due process in Ndume’s case.”

Sen. Ali Ndume was on Jan. 11 removed as a Majority Leader by the APC Senate Caucus.

He was replaced by Sen. Ahmed Lawan (APC-Yobe North) who, until his appointment, was Chairman Senate Committee on Defence.

Ndume on the floor of the senate on Wednesday accepted his removal in the interest of promoting democracy.

(NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2017 12:55:01 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Insurgent Fulani herdsmen

World Bank sets aside $125m for teacher development...

FCT Police issues security alert, releases hotlines

Boko Haram kills 5 soldiers

Master bombers apprehended after shootout with troops

Customs e-auction: Why many will lose their cars...

Troops hit Sambisa forest, set for final battle...

FG raises hope on the release of the...

It will be a day of thunderstorms and...

Boko Haram attacks island harbouring Nigerian refugees

Cholera claims 3 in Gombe, 27 hospitalised

HURIWA berates DSS, demands immediate release of Radio...

 

Latest News Presidency: 2019 is for major game-changer, By Charles Adeyinka Playing chess with human lives, By Ekene Odigwe R-APC will leave APC, with or without Saraki – Baraje PDP chieftain shot dead in Lagos during meeting Police dismiss 4 SARS operatives for robbery, other crimes Boko Haram invades Chad, slaughters 18, kidnaps 10 women Dasuki: ‘Buhari misled by northern cabals’ Police arrest five PDP chieftains over killing of LG chairman JAMB remits N7.8bn as examination surplus Dickson urges stronger unity in Osun PDP before guber polls Fears of arrest, abuse by Govs may kill State Police Bill – Sen. Ibrahim 2018 Budget: Minister replies HEDA’s FOI request on inserted projects

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (364,017 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,431 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,866 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (236,143 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,623 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (213,078 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (187,256 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (169,246 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,662 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,444 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,226 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,286 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,365) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,160) Interview (159) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,359) Opinion (1,025) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,653) Religion (790) Sports (1,613) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement