The upper chamber of the National Assembly may suspend former SenateLeader, Ali Ndume and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege over the circumstances surrounding the April 18 carting away of the mace.
The purported looming suspension was said to have emanated as a result of a probe into the controversy by an Ad-hoc Committee chaired by Deputy Senate Leader, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah (APC – Kebbi South).
After the conclusion of its work, the ad-hoc committee reportedly submitted its report to an Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions panel headed by Sen. Sam Anyanwu two weeks ago.
Accordingly, the Anyanwu-led panel was tasked with the responsibility of working on the recommendations of the Na’Allah-led adhoc committee and advising the senate appropriately.
Investigations by the ad-hoc committee allegedly indicted Ndume and Omo-Agege and they were said to have been recommended for suspension.
Specifically, Ndume was said to have blocked the effort by the Sergeant-at-Arms to take the mace to safety while the onslaught on the chamber was on.
Other unidentified lawmakers have also reportedly been earmarked for suspension.