NDUME SET TO RESUME PLENARY TOMORROW
Written by Kaka Saratu Poga on November 14, 2017
The Senate has asked Senator Ali Ndume to resume plenary duty tomorrow (Wednesday) having served out the 90 days suspension placed on him by the Senate.
Senator Ndume had last Friday got a favourable judgement against the Senate with the court voiding his suspension and asking him to resume his legislative duty, while the National Assembly was asked to pay him all his due emoluments withheld from him during the period of the suspension.
The Senate, however, on Sunday, in a statement by its Chief Counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, said an appeal against the judgement and stay of execution of the judgement would be filled unfailingly on Monday against the court ruling.
There were fears that with the new case, Ndume may be barred from resuming plenary as his suspension formally ends on Wednesday (tomorrow)
However, rising from an emergency Executive Session, the Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu disclosed that the resolution was taken by the senators to allow Ndume resume his parliamentary duties without harassment irrespective of the ongoing court case.
The Senate however, did not announce the discontinuation of its appeal against the Federal High Court Judgement on the case filed by Ndume in which a Federal High Court in Abuja voided his suspension.