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

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

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

The Senate on Monday said it will allow Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to resume in his office in accordance with a court ruling. gathered that Sani in a tweet said Senate's adherence to court order would challenge the executives and all security agencies to also respect all court orders pending before them.

The judge further stated that the court took judicial notice of the fact that while the suit was pending in court, the senate went ahead to suspend the senator for 90 legislative days.

Disobeying court orders is resistance to the rule of law.We desecrate democracy each time we defy the courts.

The Senate and House of Representatives committee investigating the invasion and mace theft have summoned Senators Ali Ndume and Ovie Omo-Agege over the alleged roles in the incident.


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.

"I hereby nullify the suspension of the plaintiff (Omo-Agege) which was based on the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions with immediate effect".

Omo-Agege could not be reached, as he did not pick several calls made to his telephone line.

Mr Omo-Agege was also not in his office.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday, failed to attend Senate's plenary, despite series of boasts that he will storm the chamber.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court in a pronouncement last week Thursday said the Senate's decision regarding the suspension, as well as the pattern adopted by the National Assembly, was constitutionally defective.

Spokesperson for the Senate, Sabi Abdullahi, said Omo-Agege will be allowed to resume based on advice by lawyers.

The Senate in April suspended Mr Omo-Agege, for accusing his colleagues of working against President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election plans in 2019.

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.

Some staff of the assembly, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the development was not unconnected with the expected return of Omo-Agege to the chamber on Tuesday after the court judgment in his favour.

The local government congress was relatively peaceful across the state, except at Oleh in Isoko area where a faction of the party reportedly attacked members of another camp.

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