Senator Ndume Dismisses Reports of Rift with Senate President Akpabio

Senator Ndume Dismisses Reports of Rift with Senate President Akpabio

Senator Ali Ndume Denies Rift with Senate President Akpabio

In response to recent reports, the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Ali Ndume, has firmly denied any ongoing conflict with the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio.

This clarification comes in the wake of a contentious incident in October when Akpabio and Ndume engaged in a heated exchange on the Senate floor.

Contentious Exchange on the Senate Floor

During a plenary session, Senator Ndume raised a point of order to express his dissatisfaction with the way Senator Akpabio was managing the affairs of the Senate.

He reportedly cited order 54 of the Senate Standing Orders in support of his point of order, but the Senate President ruled him out of order.

Following this ruling, Senator Ndume chose to stage a walkout and returned to his office, marking a tense moment in the Senate.

Ndume’s Stance on the Relationship

Senator Ali Ndume, appearing on the Arise TV Morning Show, addressed the reports of discord.

He emphasized his seniority, stating that he is older than Senator Akpabio, and therefore, he can offer advice to Akpabio on matters related to the Senate.

Ndume stressed that while disagreements may occur, they will not escalate into physical confrontations.

He characterized their relationship as one among colleagues who share common interests.

Colleague Dynamics in the Senate

In his statement, Senator Ndume underscored the collaborative nature of his relationship with Akpabio, highlighting their shared objectives and interests in the Senate.

Senator Ali Ndume’s denial of a rift with Senate President Godswill Akpabio provides insight into the dynamics of the Senate and the ability of its members to manage disagreements professionally.

It is not uncommon for differences of opinion to arise among colleagues in a legislative body, and Ndume’s assurance that such disputes will not escalate into physical conflict underscores the importance of maintaining decorum and civility in the political arena.

This statement reflects the need for open dialogue and cooperation among lawmakers, even when they may have opposing views on certain issues.

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