Why I walked out on Akpabio- Sen Ali Ndume


Ali Ndume, chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, has revealed that he’s more experienced that the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio.

Ndume while speaking on Sunday Politics, a Channels Television programme, said he was elected to the red chambers in 2011, while Akpabio made his maiden entry in 2015.

The Senator representing Borno South also explained why he walked out during a plenary session in the upper chambers.

Ndume who tried to raise a point of order from the rule book of the Senate, pointing some issues to the Senate President, who wasn’t ready to accommodate it.

In his words:

“My problem is the way he handled the situation and what happened the last time was misunderstood or taken out of context. Don’t forget that I fought here, campaigned for Akpabio. You can’t build a house and destroy it,” Ndume said.

“The main problem is that I’m more experienced than him. When I tried to correct him… you don’t overrule your chief whip.

At that time, he was supposed to invite me then we would talk more one-on-one but he took advantage of the gavel and it was 12:30 pm and I needed to go and pray.”

Ndume said President Bola Tinubu should send a bill to the national assembly on unexplained wealth, but in the interim, he should sign an executive order to curb the malaise.

“I think the best way to get this across is when the bill comes from the executive or in the interim, the current president should sign an executive bill on unexplained wealth,”


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