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Reverse Ningi’s suspension now, Senate urged

Some indigenes of Bauchi State Sunday met in Abuja, and deliberated on issues related to the development of the state and asked the Senate to…

Some indigenes of Bauchi State Sunday met in Abuja, and deliberated on issues related to the development of the state and asked the Senate to reverse the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP Bauchi Central).

Ningi was suspended by the Senate on Tuesday last week, for alleging in a BBC Hausa Service interview that N3.7 trillion was inserted in the 2024 national budget without a link to any project or location.

In his reaction, Bauchi State governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, said he stood with Ningi and condemned the decision of the Senate.

Yesterday, the Association of Bauchi State Indigenes in a communique brought to the headquarters of Media Trust Limited, after their meeting in Abuja, backed the governor, saying Ningi’s suspension was hasty.

The communique reads in part, “The Senate’s action in suspending Distinguished Senator Abdul Ningi, was unfair, hasty and tantamount to negation of all values known in a democratic setting such as obtained in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The distinguished senators failed to investigate all his allegations but were quick to call for his suspension which suggests that there is more to it than meets the eye.

“We therefore call on the Senate to reverse its decision and return the distinguished senator to a democratic hallowed Chamber for which Nigerians will continue to cherish.”

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