Politics Saraki Sends Delegation To Borno Over Ndume's Suspension

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has raised a five-man committee to brief Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima on Ndume’s fate over his refusal to apologise to the Senate as a precondition for his recall from suspension.

Saraki named Senate Deputy Whip Francis Alimikhena as leader of the delegation.

Many leaders in Borno, Ndume’s home state, are angry with the Senate for not revisiting the suspension.

Ndume was suspended on March 29 for six months, leaving Borno South Senatorial District without representation in the Red Chamber.

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Besides Alimikhena (head of delegation), the members are: senators Abdullahi Adamu, Ibrahim Gobir, Isa Hamman Misau and Duro Samuel Faseyi.

A memo to Alimikhena by the Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said: “I write to infirm you that the President of the Senate has directed you to lead the Senate delegation to visit His Excellency, Kashim Shettima, the Governor of Borno Stare to brief him on the facts surrounding Senate’s suspension of Senator Ali Ndume and thank him for his concern and support for sustaining the integrity of the Senate.

“You are expected to leave as soon as possible and revert to His Excellency after your visit Please accept the assurances of the high esteem of the President of the Senate.”
 
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