Indications have emerged that the Senate may extend the six-month suspension handed to Senator Ali Ndume.
Although the Senate spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, disclosed on Wednesday in Abuja, that Ndume was expected to resume on November 14, a source has hinted that the resumption might be shifted.
It is understood that Ndume’s resumption might be delayed, if he fails to withdraw the suit he instituted against the Senate at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
A source told Guardian that the six-month suspension, which began in March 27, 2017 might not end on November 14, because public holidays and non-legislative sitting days were not part of the suspension.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, led by Samuel Anyanwu, recommended that Ndume be suspended following the point of Order he raised that the Senate President Bukola Saraki, was on a vengeance mission against the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd).
Ndume, in his point of Order, called for investigation into the allegation by the Customs alleging that the Senate President refused to pay duty of N74 million for a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) valued at N298 million imported into the country by Saraki.