Urhobo People Drag Saraki To Court Over Omo-Agege's Suspension

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

He bagged the suspension over his remarks at a press conference.

Mr Omo-Agege had alleged during a sitting in February that the proposed electoral amendment by the National Assembly was a plot against President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has given a seven-day ultimatum to the Senate and other parties to respond to a suit challenging its investigation of the senator representing the Delta central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege.

The defendants in the suit are: Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the Senate, Clerk of the Senate, the Department of State Services, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector- General of Police and Senator Omo-Agege.

The plaintiffs are also praying the court to restrain Omo-Agege from appearing before any committee of the Senate to defend himself on his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is the target of the bill to amend the Electoral Act.

The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has said that the Senate's decision to suspend one of its members, Sen.

According to the senate president, "No more of these kind of groups in the Senate; the issue of court actions; we are not in any hurry to take anybody away from this family; and we must lay down an example by showing that there is discipline and apply some form of discipline on this matter".

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The Senate also resolved that Omo-Agege should withdraw a case he instituted against the chamber, while asking that the pro-Buhari "Parliamentary Support Group" to be disbanded.

However, in an appeal at the Court of Appeal filed by the Federal government, the appellate court dismissed 15 out of the 18 count charges against Saraki.

"Distinguished colleagues, a number of points have been raised".

"Sometimes some people decide to act like they are holier than thou or more committed - at the expense of others. To me, that is what I think is the most important thing for us", Saraki said.

"Distinguished colleagues, there must be discipline".

While submitting its report on Thursday, the Sam Anyanwu-led committee recommended that the lawmaker be suspended for 181 legislative days.

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