Court nullifies Senator Omo-Agege’s suspension

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified the suspension of the Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, by the Senate  with immediate effect.

Omo-Agege, had on April 13 suspended by the senate for 90 legislative days over his comment that the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 seeking the reordering of the general elections was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a judgment on Thursday, held that while the National Assembly had the power to discipline Omo-Agage or any of its erring members.

The judge also added that the Senate’s decision to punish Omo-Agege for filing a suit against the Senate and for punishing him while his suit was pending constituted an affront on the judiciary.

He added that even if the Senate had rightly suspended the senator, it could only have suspended him for only a period of 14 days as prescribed in the Senate rules.

 

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