The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, says as far as he is concerned, he did not offend anyone in the upper legislative chamber.
Ndume has been suspended for six months after he demanded that allegations against Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye, be investigated. Saraki was accused of owning a vehicle that was imported with fake documents, while Melaye was said to have forged his university certificate.
Both men were eventually cleared by the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges. Speaking to his constituents on Sunday, Ndume stated that he preferred to be alone in the upper chamber, than betray Nigerians.
Ndume argued that his support for the anti-graft war of President Muhammadu Buhari and backing the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission irked his colleagues.
He said the suspension will not in any way deter him from saying and practicing the truth in the interest of the nation. Meanwhile, the emir of Shani, Mamman Mailafiya, has called on Saraki to convince his colleagues to rescind the suspension of Ndume.
The monarch said the suspension of the former senate leader has affected the interest of southern Borno senatorial district.