Senate pardons, recalls Senator Ningi from suspension

By Nudoiba Ojen

Seventy seven days after, the Senate on Tuesday pardoned and recalled Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi from suspension.

Senator Ningi of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was suspended on March 12, 2024 for three months after a long stormy session in the red chamber.

The recall process was initiated on Tuesday after a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader Senator Abba Moro, who expressed regret on behalf of the suspended senator.

The senator’s conduct during the period of suspension has been a matter of scrutiny and debate within the legislative body.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, announced the unconditional recall of Ningi after a brief plea by some lawmakers.

Akpabio stressed the senator’s resourcefulness and described him as a valued member of the Senate, adding that the decision to recall Ningi transcends religious and ethnic divides.

Ningi was recalled some two weeks to the end of his three-month suspension which is supposed to terminate on June 12, 2024.

Recall that the Senate suspended Ningi over allegations of N3.7trn padding of the 2024 Budget in March.

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