Denisaurus News Service
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun has explained that the removal of the former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume was necessary.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki, announced that Ali Ndume had been replaced as the senate leader with Ahmad Lawan, last week Tuesday
Senator Saraki was presented with the letter – Notice of Vote of No Confidence / Change of Leadership request to remove Ali Ndume, which was signed by 39 out of the 63 lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
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, despite a damming intelligence report that confirmed several allegation of corruption published on this Newspaper about Mr Magu.
Chief Oyegun who received the new senate leader, Senator Lawan at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, on Monday, 16, January, said that Ndume’s removal helped to resolve the crisis in the party.
“We all regret that it took so long for us to arrive at the position we are today. What is important is that it has finally happened. The APC caucus in the senate will now take full charge, control and dominance as the governing party and the majority party in the senate,” Oyegun said.
“What is right is what is right and it is now clear that the authority and the supremacy of the party have finally been recognized, which is a critical ingredient to the smooth function of the apparatus of governance.
“Today, we have a united party, a united Senate and a Senate that is firmly under the control of the APC. That will only mean one thing and that is the fact that we all recognize the challenge before this nation.
“We all recognize the fact that we must all line up behind Mr. President. This is a critical year and we have a beautiful budget. The senate is united. The party is strengthened and consolidated.
“So, it is time to put our weight behind the executive to show that the project is fully and faithfully executed so that the people of this nation will begin to see the change that we promised,” he added.