Saraki rejects Ndume’s first prayer after suspension

In what appeared like a continuation of contention between the two, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, for a minute silence for deceased senator, Isiaka Adeleke.

He sought the privilege while quoting the Senate standing order 14(a, b and c)

The Senate had on April 25 observed a minute silence for the late senator, but Mr. Ndume requested for another minute of silence due to his absence.

Saraki in response, however, did not seek the leave of the Senate to either grant the prayer or not as is the usual practice..

The former Senate Majority Leader resumed on Wednesday following the conclusion of his suspension.

He was suspended in March, after he was indicted, for raising an alarm over the integrity of some senators, including Senate President Bukola Saraki. The suspension was extended in September, to November

Earlier last week, a court nullified his suspension and ordered payment of all his entitlements for the period.

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