Former Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, has declared that he would never apologise to the Senate
President, Senator Bukola Saraki, as a condition to cut short his six months suspension from the Upper Chamber.
The two-term senator confirmed to journalists in Abuja that the leadership of the Senate has indeed asked him to tender a formal apology as a condition for his recall from the six months suspension slammed on him in March.
Senator Ndume was suspended three months ago over what the Senate called his offensive remarks on the alleged purchase of over N287 million car by the Senate President.
But Senator Ndume, in a chat with journalists at the weekend, insisted he would never apologise to the Senate “because I did not do anything wrong that calls for such an apology “.
He insisted that he only drew the attention of the Upper Chamber to a newspaper publication over the car purchase and Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal.
“Why should I be punished for that? I will only apogolise, even to individuals, if I did anything wrong; but I never did anything wrong as to apologise to the Senate.”
“I have never gone back to my office from the day I was suspended from the Senate and I have nothing personal against anybody. As it is in my nature, I have put everything behind me,” Ndume said.
The Borno State-born senator spoke shortly after distributing relief materials to over 20,000 Internally Displaced Persons from his state who are in 12 camps in Abuja.
The relief materials which include pesticides, machines, cloths and food items were distributed through the representatives of the 12 camps in Abuja. He told reporters that he does not need to be in the Senate before he can help his people in distress.
“I do these humanitarian services every Ramadan and I have been doing this long before now,” he said.