The Senator representing Borno South senatorial district, Mohammed Ali Ndume has claimed that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, betrayed him.
Ndume was until January this year, the Senate Leader in the Upper Chamber.
He was suspended for six months in March, over a point of order he raised on Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West).
In an interview with Punch, when asked if he was used and dumped by Saraki, he replied: “I don’t want to agree with the assertion that I was used and dumped.
“God destined that I will be Senate Leader for one and half years. It is God that said my time was over; that was why I was removed although it was done through Saraki. The Senate President was instrumental to my removal but God actually sanctioned it; that was why it was possible for him to remove me.
“I feel bad, I feel betrayed by Saraki and other people that we struggled together. But since they decided to stab me in the back, I leave them to God; He is the ultimate judge. I have since put the matter behind me and I am ready to move on. I thank God that I did not die on the seat.
“I have no regret. I would have been worried if I did anything wrong. I didn’t say anything that is not true, I didn’t fight anybody neither did I abuse anyone.”