Following the shock removal of Senator Ali Ndume as Majority leader in the Senate, the Senate President has reacted.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday said there was no truth in insinuations that he sacrificed Senator Ali Ndume who was sacked as the Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday, Punch reports.
Ndume who until yesterday was removed as the Senate Majority leader by the Senate caucus as he went to pray felt embarrassed to learn after prayers that his fellow members went through his back and agitated for his removal. He said he had no hint that he was going to be removed as he has done nothing bad to warrant it.
Ndume was replaced by Senator Ahmed Lawan whom the All Progressives Congress' leadership had wanted to be the Senate President.
Speaking to State House correspondents shortly before meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, a Abuja, Saraki said he did not sacrifice Ndume.
However, many believe the removal of Ndume was as a result of power struggle within the APC which serves as compensation for the Lawan after he lost out in the bid to become the senate president.