BREAKING: Senate Suspends Senator Omo-Agege For Six Months For Saying Amendment Of Electoral Act Was Targeted At Buhari

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BREAKING: Senate Suspends Senator Omo-Agege For Six Months For Saying Amendment Of Electoral Act Was Targeted At Buhari

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

The Senate has suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 days following his remarks on the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010.

The amendment was done to reorder the sequence of polls in a general election and Omo-Agege suggested that this was done by the Senate to targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had investigated Omo-Agege’s comment based on a petition by Senator Dino Melaye.

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).

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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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