The Presidential candidate of the 2023 general of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has today hails Senator Abdu Ningi, of Bauchi Central Senator saying the voice of the Senator can’t be suspended from the people’s hearts. Senator Ningi have just return back to the red chamber after a three month suspension was slammed on him by the national Assembly in March, 2024 for alleging that his colleagues and the federal government padded the National budget to the tune of N3.7trn. 

Atiku applauded the Senator, saying those who bear true conscience are welcome to his house. 
The former vice president wrote on his official X, Atiku wrote: “The voice of truth which Senator Ningi represents cannot be suspended from the hearts of the people. Every bearer of true conscience is welcome in my house. -AA” 

Ningi suspension followed an interview he granted with BBC Hausa where he claimed that the Federal Government was operating two versions of the 2024 budget it presented before the lawmakers. 

The Bauchi Senator claimed that the N28.7 trillion budgets passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by President Bola Tinubu was skewed against the North. 

After serving his suspension, he was recalled on May 28 after the Deputy Minority Leader Senator Abba Moro initiated a process, expressing regret on Ningi’s behalf. 

The Bauchi Central senator resumed at the National Assembly on Tuesday after he was recalled.