Senate suspends Omo-Agege for 90 days
The Nigerian Senate has on Thursday, April 12, suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 days over his comment that the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 to reorder the sequence of polls in a general election was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had investigated Omo-Agege’s comment based on a petition by the senator representing the Kogi west senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, however, pleaded that the duration of the suspension is reduced to 90 days (six months), which was unanimously granted.
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.