By Adenike Lucas
Members of the All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly have moved to remove Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume as their leader.
According to reports, the decision to remove Ali Ndume as senate leader was made during the party’s caucus’ meeting of Monday, 9 January, 2017.
39 of the 63 members of the APC senators signed a letter titled: Notice of Vote of No Confidence / Change of Leadership to remove Ali Ndume.
Senator Ahmad Lawal, Yobe North, has been elected by members of his party, which hold a majority in the upper house, as the new Senate leader.
The former leader who represents Borno South is said to be one of those pushing for the nomination of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu as the substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
On Thursday, 15, 2016, the Senate had rejected Mr Magu’s nomination based on an indicting report by the Department of State Security, DSS.
The DSS report confirmed many of the allegation made by EFCC staffers against their boss.
Many of this allegation which includes corruption, bullying and fraternising with the arrested DSS suspect, Umar Mohammed were detailed in this blog in an investigation spanning over seven months.
The Senate Spokesperson, Sabi Abudllahi, relayed the Senates’ position to the public, however, Senator Ali Ndume, one of those secretly pushing for Mr Magu, despite evidence of corruption levelled against him, failed to heed the decision made by his peers.