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Suspension: I won't apologise to Saraki, Ndume insists

 Suspension: I won't apologise to Saraki, Ndume insists

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.

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