Omo-Agege Attacks Saraki, House Of Reps Over Fresh Suspension Moves

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The Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, has reacted to a resolution of the House of Representatives to suspend him for 180 days.

Mr Omo-Agege in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday also attacked Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for his alleged role in the suspension move he described as illegal.

The two have been at loggerheads since Mr Omo-Agege accused his colleagues of working against Mr Buhari by adopting the amendment to section 25 of electoral act outlining a change in the sequence of elections.

For his statement, Mr Omo-Agege was suspended for 90 days following recommendations by a Senate committee.

The suspension was nullified by the court but the senator soon enter another trouble when he was fingered in the invasion of the Senate which led to the theft of the mace.

To ascertain his role in the incident, a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives was drafted.

Betty Apiafi (Rivers-PDP), Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee, laid the report at last week Tuesday’s plenary session, prescribing a suspension of 180 days for Mr Agege.

The legislators also called for the immediate prosecution of Mr Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and six other suspects on charges of treasonable felony and assault occasioning harm, conspiracy to steal, and actual theft of the mace.

Mr Omo-Agege in his latest statement described the move as ‘utter lawlessness’ orchestrated by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki who he described as an “intolerant dictator.”

The senator said the case of the invasion is criminal and already being heard in a court of law and there was no need of investigating such at the National Assembly.

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