Senate Complies With Court Order Nullifying Omo-Agege's Suspension


Senate Complies With Court Order Nullifying Omo-Agege's Suspension

It said since it is yet to secure a stay of execution order, it could not stop the lawmaker from resuming.

Giving his thoughts on the decision of the Senate, Saraki emphasised on the need for serving senators to respect and preserve the integrity of the Senate.

"We have equally filed an appeal against the judgment of the court and a motion for stay of execution of the judgment at the Court of Appeal".

For Senator Omo-Agege, the Committee in the invitation letter said, "based on the testimony of the National Assembly Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the DSS and the Sergeant at Arms, you are alleged to have entered the National Assembly accompanied by seven persons who allegedly took the mace of the Senate during plenary session on April 18, at about 11:30 a.m".

The Senate has said Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who was suspended but whose suspension was invalidated by a Federal High Court, can resume today.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ordered his reinstatement with immediate effect.

The camps of a former governorship candidate in Delta Great Great Ogboru and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, allegedly opted out of the "unity list" adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in congress.

Buhari refused to assent to the bill and the court had also ruled that the senate had no power to alter the sequence of election as fixed by INEC.

Asked if he would drag the security agencies to court, Omo-Agege said, "I know what to do, and they know that I know what to do".

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When it reconvened, Omo-Agege was still absent.

The post We Will Allow Omo-Agege Resume In His Office - Senate appeared first on Channels Television. As at when the Senate adjourned at about 1.10pm, Omo-Agege was not in the chamber.

"Access to court is a fundamental right in the Constitution, which can not be taken away by force or intimidation from any organ", the judge ruled.

"Access to court is one key indicator of a democracy, the exercise of his rights can not be a basis for punishment".

The Senator had consequently approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the Senate's decision to suspend him from the upper legislative chamber.

"In sanctioning a legislator, the legislature must act within the law".

The judge also said that the 90 legislative days suspension was against Order 67, Rule 4 of the Senate Standing Rules which provided for a lawmaker to be suspended for only 14 legislative days.

But that the legislature went out of track and arrived at a wrong and false end by punishing the senator for exercising his rights. Following the annulment, Omo-Agege boasted that he will resume and also insisted that the leadership of the Senate could not stop him.

Omo-Agege however said on Saturday that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, was joined in the suit challenging his suspension.

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