Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Lawmakers in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in a shocking move on Tuesday removed Senator Ali Ndume as the Senate majority leader.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said the removal of the Borno State senator followed a letter by the All Progressives Congress caucus of the Senate that they no longer want Ndume as their leader.
The caucus therefore nominated Ahmed Lawan as the new Senate leader, according to letter read by Saraki.
Ndume was thus removed as the Senate Leader.
But the Ndume told journalists after plenary that he was shocked by the decision of the caucus to remove him.
Saraki may announce Lawan as the new Senate majority leader on Wednesday.
It will be recalled that Ndume had openly contradicted his colleagues on the indictment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal for corruption, and the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman.