Senator's Constituents Sue Senate for His Suspension

Senator's Constituents Sue Senate for His Suspension

He, however, reduced the suspension from 180 legislative days to 90.

The committee today submitted its report to the red chamber with the recommendation that that the Senator Omo-Agege be suspended for 180 days.

He bagged the suspension over his remarks at a press conference.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central Senatorial district was during Thursday plenary suspended for 90 legislative days on Thursday.

A letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, also copied the Ethic Committee, said the subject matter for which Omo-Agege was to appear before the committee was already in court.

According to the senate president, "No more of these kind of groups in the Senate; the issue of court actions; we are not in any hurry to take anybody away from this family; and we must lay down an example by showing that there is discipline and apply some form of discipline on this matter".

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Among other prayers, they asked the court to hold that "the rights of the people of Delta Central senatorial district to an unfettered representation in the legislative business of the Senate by Senator Omo-Agege constitutionally guaranteed for a tenure of four years can not be abridged, diminuted, suspended, abrogated and or vitiated, except as stipulated by the 1999 Constitution (as amended.)".

Mr. Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central, was suspended after a lengthy deliberation on the floor of the Senate on Thursday over his reaction to the Senate's intended amendment of section 25 of the Electoral act.

"Mr. President, in as much as I am against the suspension of any senator but I am equally against the formation of any other group in this chamber".

The Supreme Court has set July 6 to deliver judgment in the appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal which asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him on three of the 18 counts brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

"Those of us that understand politics, understand that because of our own peculiar interest, sometimes some people decide to act like they are holier than thou or more committed - at the expense of others". One borders on the issue of preserving the integrity of this institution.

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