Published On: Fri, Apr 13th, 2018

Court Throws Out Omo-Agege’s Bid To Quash Senate Suspension

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By Nuel Suji – A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an ex parte application filed by the Senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege, to stop his suspension by the Senate.

Mr. Omo-Agege had, on April 3, filed the application before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, asking the court to order that “all further proceedings against the plaintiff (the senator) in respect of the allegations referred to the first defendant’s (Senate’s) Committee for Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition” be halted pending the hearing and determination of his main suit.

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The Nigeria’s Senate yesterday had (Thursday, April 12) suspended Mr. Omo-Agege, over a statement in which he accused the senate of targeting President Muhammadu Buhari in the new amendment to the Electoral Act regarding the 2019 general elections sequence.

Mr. Omo-Agege’s suspension followed recommendations by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions chaired by Senator Samuel Anyanwu which accused the Delta senator of raising false allegation against the senate.

The lawmaker asked the court to order parties to the main suit earlier filed on March 26, 2018 “not to consider, act on or give effect to any recommendation, resolution or decision of the first respondent’s (Senate) committee for Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition.”

The defendants to the suit are the Senate, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

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