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Senate To Appeal Court Ruling On Omo-Agege’s Suspension | The Precision

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The Senate on Thursday said it will appeal the ruling of
the Federal High Court which nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie
Omo-Agege, the lawmaker representing the Delta Central senatorial
district.

 

The Upper Chamber revealed this in a
statement on its Facebook, hours after the court ordered the
reinstatement of the lawmaker and payment of his remunerations.
While
the Senate and the Senate President were listed as the first and second
defendants in the suit filed by Senator Omo-Agege, the Red Chamber
promptly filed a notice of appeal and a motion for stay of execution of
the same judgement.
Earlier, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had nullified the suspension of the senator by the Senate for 90 legislative days.
He
noted that although the Senate can punish its members, it is only
empowered to suspend an earring member for 14 days and one legislative
day.
Justice Dimgba, therefore, ordered the immediate
reinstatement of Omo-Agege, as well as the payment of his salaries and
other entitlements.
The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate on
April 12 allegedly for his remarks at a press conference that the
amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act was targeted at President Muhammadu
Buhari.
Senator Omo-Agege and some of his colleagues accused the
National Assembly of deliberately adopting the conference report on the
electoral amendment, which recommended that the presidential elections
should be conducted first.
While he consequently apologised to the
lawmakers for the purported allegation, the Senate Committee on Ethics
and Privileges recommended in its report that Omo-Agege should be
suspended for 181 legislative days. (ChannelsTV)

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