Senate suspends Omo-Agege for 90 days over comment on Buhari

Nigerian Senate has punished Ovie Omo-Agege the Senator representing Delta Central senator over his comment that the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 to reorder the sequence of polls in a general election was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bukola Saraki and his members hampered 90 days suspension on Ovie Omo Agege because he tackle them that the poll sequence is aim at making Buhari loss 2019 general election.

The embattle Senator representing Kogi centre Dino Melaye had petitioned the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate Ovie Omo Agege’s comment. Well they have submitted their findings and approved the suspension of Ovie Omo Agege.

The report by the committee, which was considered at the plenary on Thursday, had found the lawmaker guilty despite his apology to the chamber and recommended that he be suspended for 181 legislative days (one year).

Well the Senate President Bukola Saraki pleaded on his behalf to reduce the punishment to to 90 days (three months), which was unanimously granted.

Meanwhile an ex parte application filed by Omo Agege to stop his suspension was rejected by the Federal High Court Abuja. Omo Agege on 3rd of April had filled the ex-parte application before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, asking the court to stop his suspension by the Senate  pending the hearing and determination of his main suit on the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. Well he lost both.

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