We Will Allow Omo-Agege Resume In His Office – Senate
The Senate on Monday said it will allow Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to resume in his office today, May 15, in accordance with a court ruling.
The Senator representing Delta Central was previously suspended for 90 days by the Senate.
In a statement signed on Monday by its spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate said it has been briefed by lawyers on the court judgement nullifying Omo-Agege’s suspension and will, therefore, follow the court ruling.
“The Senate leadership has been briefed by our lawyers on last Thursday’s judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on whether the Senate has the legal authority to suspend a member for certain misconduct or not.
“We have equally filed an appeal against the judgement of the court and a motion for stay of execution of the judgement at the Court of Appeal.
“As an institution that obeys the law and court orders, the Senate has decided that it will comply with the judgement of the Federal High Court and do nothing to stop Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from resuming in his office and at plenary from May 15, 2018, pending the determination of the application for stay of execution,” the statement read in part.
The Senate said further that it will respect the subsisting High Court judgement and await the appellate court’s decision on the pending motion.
The Federal High Court in Abuja last week nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate.
The ruling judge, Nnamdi Dimgba said the Senate is only empowered to suspend an erring member for 14 days and 1 legislative day.
Justice Dimgba, therefore, ordered the immediate reinstatement of Senator Omo Agege his salaries and other entitlements should be paid.