Suspended senator representing the Borno south constituency, Ali Ndume has said he will not be apologizing to the senate because he has done nothing wrong and has nothing to be apologetic about.
Ndume was suspended late March after he was accused of intentionally bringing up false cases against fellow members of the house like Dino Melaye who he accused of being involved in a certificate scandal and the senate president, Bukola Saraki for using false documents in the purchase of a car.
Melaye had previously advised that Ndume apologizes to the house in order to have his suspension called off but Ndume has refused to do so stating to pressmen on Sunday that there is no basis for an apology.
“The move for apology was made but I did not do any thing to warrant an apology. I have no problem with apology but you have to apologise for something you did,” he said.
“The issues I raised were put to rest after I raised them. The issue of importation of car was put to rest. The certificate issue was also put to rest. It was because I raised the issues. Perhaps if I did not raise them, the issues may have lingered.
“I did not do any thing so there is no basis for me to tender any apology.”
Ndume also said that the resolution to investigate the issues was not his but a senate resolution.
“The whole thing will come and go. It will pass away. It is part of the challenge a politician go through,” he said.
“My challenge in the senate now is temporary. It should not stop me from doing what I have been doing for my constituents. It is very temporary.
“I take my suspension in good faith. It will pass away. I am lucky to be in the Senate. Right now I am going through industrial attachment because one day I will leave the Senate. I don’t expect to die in the Senate,” he said.