Senate suspends Omo-Agege for 90 days over election reordering comment

Senate suspends Omo-Agege for 90 days over election reordering comment

With the suspension, Omo-Agege will stay suspended for 90 legislative days.

In the matter brought to the court by Chief Alfred Okaka, Mr. Chris Agaga, Mr. Kingsley Okrikpo, Harrison Akpojarho, Manny Edu, Lyndon Ugbome, Moses Adegor and Godspower Emowhomuere, the people, who claim to be Urhobo, are seeking for an order to stop the lawmakers from denying the ethnic group representation at the Senate by suspending Omo-Agege.

Senator Omo-Agege was suspended on Thursday during plenary over the remarks he made at a press conference that the amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act which changes the sequence of elections set by INEC is targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group was disbanded after the senate suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, a Delta senator, for 90 legislative days.

Defendants in the suit are Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the Senate, Clerk of the Senate, the Department of State Services, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector- General of Police and Senator Omo-Agege.

However, in an appeal at the Court of Appeal filed by the Federal government, the appellate court dismissed 15 out of the 18 count charges against Saraki.


Saraki said, "Distinguished Colleagues, a number of points have been raised". To me, that is what i think is the most important thing for us.

"Sometimes some people decide to act like they are holier than thou or more committed - at the expense of others".

"Second, is where we take actions that are not honest".

His suspension, according to the Senate, is to serve as deterrent to other senators who might contemplate taking the Senate to court over its power to regulate or determine its internal matters. This is not something that we should tolerate, and I believe that in an institution like this we must show discipline, but at the same time we must also show compassion.

Omo-Agege's suspension followed the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, chaired by Senator Sam Anyanwu.

Mr. Omo-Agege condemned the adoption of the bill at the House of Representatives stressing that only 36 out of 360 members of the house were present when the bill was read at the lower chamber.

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