SENATOR NDUME SLAPS BORNO LAWMAKER, ASSEMBLY SUSPEND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR ONE MONTH
The Borno State House of Assembly has suspended legislative activities for one month over allegations that Senator Ali Ndume slapped a lawmaker representing Damboa state constituency, Habu Dala Aji, at a political meeting.
In a statement on Thursday obtained by The WHISTLER, Speaker of the assembly Abdulkareem Lawan, said Aji was slapped by Ndume at his residence when he was trying to settle a misunderstanding between his electorate from Damboa.
The Speaker further stated that during the settlement process, “some hoodlums attacked and beat up Hon. Mohammed Saleh Baga,” who went into coma and was hospitalised for 3 months.
Following the incidents, the House resolved that: “all sponsors and those who attacked Saleh Banga should be arrested and arraigned before a court of law by security agencies.
“That the inspector general of police (IGP) and Senate President are to investigate the action of Senator Ndume’s slapping and humiliation of Hon. Habu Dala Aji,
“That the Kwaya-Kusar local council secretary should be relieved of her position as Secretary to the local Government
“That the Honourable House also resolved to suspend legislative activities for 1 month pending the outcome of the resolution passed.”
DINO MELAYE KNEELS DOWN IN THE SENATE, BEGS TO SAVE KOGI STATE
Senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West Senatorial district yesterday went on his knees to beg his colleagues to save the people of Kogi state as they are currently in perilous times.
He told his colleagues that civil servants in the state are being owed many months salaries.
He made reference to the director in the state civil service, Edward Soje, who was owed 11 months salary and recently committed suicide after his wife of 17 years welcomed a set of male triplets. Read here.
Dino also made reference to the viral video of an elder couple weeping over the loss of their child who required medical attention that they could not afford because the man is being owed many months salary.
Dino called for an intervention from President Buhari and his colleagues.