Senate suspends Omo-Agege for 90 days over election reordering comment

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been suspended for 90 days by the Senate following his comment that President Muhammadu Buhari was the target in the proposed reorder of the Electoral Act 2010, which had fixed presidential election last on the timetable.

This came after Senator Dino Melaye submitted petition against Omo- Agege and investigated by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.

The report by the committee, which was considered at the plenary on Thursday, had found the lawmaker guilty despite his apology to the chamber and recommended that he be suspended for 181 legislative days (one year).

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, however, pleaded that the duration of the suspension be reduced to 90 days (six months), which was unanimously granted.

The Senate also resolved that Omo-Agege should withdraw a case he instituted against the chamber, while asking that the pro-Buhari ‘Parliamentary Support Group’ to be disbanded.

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