Published On: Tue, May 15th, 2018

Senate Will Allow Omo-Agege Into Chambers -Spokesman

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By Nuel Suji – 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 today May 15, 2018.

Senate’s spokesman, Abdullahi Sabi, said the Senate leadership was briefed by it lawyers on last Thursday 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.”

Mr. Sabi said: “As an institution that obeys the law and court orders, the senate has decided to comply with the court judgement pending the determination of the application for stay of execution

“The Senate has been advised that since the motion for stay of execution of the Thursday (May 10, 2018) judgement shall be heard and possibly determine on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we shall therefore respect the subsisting High Court judgement and await the appellate court decision on the pending motion,” Mr. Sabi added in a statement.

Palpable tension enveloped the National Assembly on Monday following rumour that Mr. Omo-Agege had planned to forcefully enter the chambers to attend the Tuesday plenary should there be move to stop him.

Security was beefed up in around the premises of the federal legislative house ostensibly to forestall the repeat of the recent invasion by hoodlums who carted away with the senate mace after forcefully gaining access into the chambers.

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