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Ningi’s suspension, desperate move to suppress investigation  – PDP

…Calls for independent investigation

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the suspension of Sen. Abdul Ningi (PDP-Bauchi) by the Nigerian senate as a desperate move to suppress investigation, conceal and sweep the facts under the carpet.

 

The party submitted in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba in Abuja, adding that Se. Ningi was suspended without a detailed inquest into the N3.7 trillion budget padding allegation raised by him.

PDP, therefore, called for an independent investigation on the alleged N3.7 trillion budget padding by the National Assembly.

Ologunagba said that the investigation would help to unravel the circumstances leading to the suspension of Sen. Abdul Ningi(PDP-Bauchi) by the Senate.

He said that the Senate should have referred the matter to the appropriate Standing Committee for an open investigation in line with its extant rules.

“The PDP calls for an independent investigation into the allegation that a staggering N3.7 trillion was discreetly inserted into the 2024 budget for alleged non-existent projects, “ he said.

The Senate had on Tuesday suspended Ningi for three months after he alleged that the 2024 budget was padded with N3.7 trillion by the National Assembly.

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