Senate Says Omo-Agege Can Resume
The Senate seems to have suddenly made a u-turn.
It has said Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who was suspended but whose suspension was invalidated by a Federal High Court, can resume today.
While stating that the access to be given to Omo-Agege was in compliance with the court order, it noted that the judgment had been appealed while a motion for stay of execution of the order had been filed.
The motion, according to a statement issued on Monday night by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi, might be decided upon by the appellate court on Wednesday.
The Senate had on April 12, 2018, suspended Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days for dragging the chamber to court over the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 which seeks to reshuffle the sequence of polls during a general election.
Same day he was suspended, Omo-Agege had said that he would continue to work as a senator.
The lawmaker had attended plenary on April 18, one week after his suspension, in a controversial circumstance.
However, a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday nullified the suspension.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in the judgment, said the order nullifying the suspension was “with immediate effect.”
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