Granting Boko Haram Amnesty Is So Wrong – Sen Ndume
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has faulted the granting amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents. Operation Safe Corridor had granted amnesty to repentant insurgents after undergoing a six-month De-radicalization, Rehabilitation and Re-integration programme. Addressing newsmen in Abuja at the weekend on his findings after touring different villages and towns within his constituency, Ndume said it was wrong to grant amnesty to terrorists when the war is still far from over, positing that such arrangement cannot bring the required peace. “The war must be over before we start doing that. “The military could open up the corridor, allow everybody
Senate Presidency: Lawan’s Support Base May Suffer Heavy Blow As Saraki Set To Intervene
The outgoing Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is said to have been averse to the candidacy of Senator Ahmad Lawan owing to the way the ruling party is going with his candidature, Starnews reports. The London trained medical doctor also fears that the Senate under Lawan’s leadership will not be “bold” and “courageous” enough to deepen our Democracy by insisting on an independent Senate, hence, he plans to intervene few hours to the senate inauguration. A few other senators are reportedly playing along with Saraki, preferring the candidacy of Senator Ali Ndume who they said is more humble, accessible and
Buhari Does Not Oppose My Ambition of Becoming Senate President – Ndume
A former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has said his ambition to be the next Senate President is not at cross-purposes with the interest of the Presidency. Ndume is vying for the office of the Senate President, in spite the decision of his party, the All Progressives Congress, which has endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan for the office. In a statement on Thursday, Ndume said long before the general elections, he had sought the permission of President Muhammadu Buhari to be the Senate President. He said Buhari gave him the go-ahead then and he had not taken a different position since then.
Borno citizens disown Shettima, back Ndume for senate presidency
Sequel to Governor Kassim Shettima’s backing of Ahmad Lawan for the senate presidency in the Ninth Assembly on account of his adoption by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a group, Concerned Borno Citizens, has, instead, supported Muhammed Ali Ndume’s aspiration. In statement by its spokesman, Alhaji Yakubu Kwangyang Umar, the prominent citizens stated that the governor spoke only for himself. According to them, “it is rather surprising that while the state is counting on the governor’s support for Senator Ndume, he is clearly seen working against the aspiration.” The group said it was pitching tent with Ndume because he