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Senator Ningi Demands Reinstatement, Threatens Legal Action Against Akpabio

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Senator Ahmed Ningi from Bauchi Central has formally requested Senate President Godswill Akpabio to lift his current suspension.

Through his legal representative, Femi Falana (SAN), Ningi warned that failure to reinstate him within a week would result in legal action being taken to the Federal High Court.

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Ningi’s suspension for three months was imposed by the Senate on March 12 after he made statements alleging an N3.7tn inflation in the 2024 budget.

In the letter addressed to Akpabio, Falana emphasized Ningi’s right to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the constitution and African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. The letter also criticized the Senate’s handling of Ningi’s case, citing violations of legislative powers and privileges.

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The senator’s demand for reinstatement underscores his commitment to upholding democratic principles and parliamentary rights, setting the stage for potential legal battles within Nigeria’s legislative framework.

 

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