Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Reacts To His 90 Day Suspension

After being slammed with a 90-day suspension by the leadership of the Nigerian senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has revealed his next move.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
Delta Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege has broken the silence after he was handed 90-day suspension by the leadership of the Nigerian Senate.

In a statement he released through his aide, Efe Duku, disclosed that the issue is currently before a court of law.

The statements read: “As already well-known by many, the issues acted upon today by the Senate are pending before a court of competent jurisdiction and therefore, subjudice.

It is the Senate’s view that the issues be withdrawn from court for an amicable resolution to hold. Until a resolution is reached, it is better to respect the court processes by not commenting on them.

Also, we note that as part of the resolution of the issues, the Senate President, Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki ruled that the Parliamentary Support Group, PSG, (Senate) for President Muhammadu Buhari should be disbanded.

This should be a matter for the over 50 members of PSG to decide, possibly with President Buhari on whose behalf they openly work as Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic.

In the circumstance, we appeal for calm and assure that as a fervent believer in the rule of law, our Senator is in positive spirit. He remains an ardent supporter of Mr. President’s agenda for a better nation for all and will continue to work assiduously for his re-election.”

Meanwhile a source close to the leadership of the Senate told The Nation that Omo-Agege’s suspension had nothing to do with order of elections. According to the source, the suspension was primarily about Omo-Agege’s “filing a case a case in court after he had apologized to the Senate.”

He added that the unsolicited apology was an admission of guilt. He noted that ‘Omo-Agege through his conduct and utterances was becoming a divisive element in the Senate which is not good for the institution of the Senate.”

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