Governor Shettima reconciles Ndume, Borno Assembly

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has reconciled a former Senate leader, Ali Ndume, and members of the House of Assembly, following a crisis of confidence between the two parties.

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State

The Assembly closed for a month to protest Ndume’s alleged assault on a lawmaker, Bukar Daja-Ali (Damboa Constituency).

There were also attacks on other lawmakers.

Though Ndume denied the allegation, the Assembly vowed not to resume sitting.

But Shettima, who was away when in Lagos the incident happened, met with the warring parties that included Senator Ndume, all members of the Assembly led by the Speaker and also some National Assembly members  at the Borno Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.‎

Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume

A reliable source said: “The governor was unhappy the two could engage in open confrontation, which could ridicule the state.

“According to him, political leaders in the state cannot afford to live in a divided house, in view of the enormous challenges confronting the state.

“Shettima said he summoned the meeting to resolve the crisis, and find ways to avert a recurrence. He implored the parties to sheath their swords in the interest of the state.

Hon Habu Daja Damboa

“Despite that Ndume denied slapping Daja-Ali, the governor insisted on no victor, no vanquished resolution, saying it was time to move forward.

“The parties embraced and decided to forgive and forget. They attributed the crisis to misinformation and communication gap.”

Another source said the “lawmakers agreed to withdraw plans to write a letter of protest to the Senate against Ndume. They also pledged to work together for the larger interest of Borno.” 

source:The Nation 

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