BREAKING: Senator Ningi Accused of Coup in Nigeria, Details Emerge

Mar 13, 2024 | Uncategorized


  • Senator Opeyemi Bamidele has said that Senator Ningi’s allegation of a N3 trillion budget padding by his colleagues can be likened to a civilian coup
  • Bamidele made this assertion during a plenary proceedings held at the national assembly, Abuja, on Tuesday, March 12
  • Legit.ng reports that Senator Bamidele alleged that Ningi’s actions were an attempt to unseat the incumbent senate president, Godswill Akpabio

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and governance issues in Nigeria.

FCT, AbujaSenator Opeyemi Bamidele from Ekiti Central Senatorial District has described as a “civilian coup”, claims made by Senator Abdul Ningi that the 2024 budget passed by the Senate was padded.

A furious Bamidele, who is also the majority leader of the upper chamber, alleged that Ningi, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, attempted to unseat Senate President Godswill Akpabio by allegedly inciting the Northern Senators’ Forum (NSF) against the Akpabio, a southern senator, who took over from Ahmad Lawan.

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Senator Abdul Ningi has been suspended by his colleagues. Photo credit: @MissPearls
Source: Twitter

Bamidele said:

What my big brother, distinguished Senator Abdul Ningi, whom I respect so well, planned to do or set out to do was tantamount to a civilian coup which has failed. And in doing this, he wanted to use the platform of the Northern Senators’ Forum.

God bless all those who have dissociated themselves from the Northern Senators’ Forum.

Legit.ng reports that Bamidele’s comment was sequel to Ningi’s earlier revelation.

Ningi, the chairman of the NSF, recently disclosed that the lawmakers sought the service of a private auditor and discovered irregularities in the budget.

He accused Akpabio of inserting projects worth N3 trillion in the 2024 budget.

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Senator Ningi announces resignation after suspension

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ningi announced his resignation as the chairman of the NSF following his suspension from the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly.

The embattled senator said his decision was due to the unfolding events in the national assembly, the north and Nigeria.

The embattled senator said his decision was due to the unfolding events in the national assembly, the north and Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng



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