Senate: We won't stop Omo-Agege from resuming

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At the resumed hearing of a joint ad hoc committee of the senate and house of representatives, on Tuesday, the committee chairman, Bala Na'Allah, said the two lawmakers were invited based on the indicting testimonies.

"This is pending the determination of the application for stay of execution".

"The Senate leadership has been briefed by our lawyers on last Thursday's judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on whether the Senate has the legal authority to suspend a member for certain misconduct or not".

Disobeying court orders is resistance to the rule of law.We desecrate democracy each time we defy the courts.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senate president, Bukola Saraki explained why the Nigerian Senate suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 days.

The camps of a former governorship candidate in Delta Great Great Ogboru and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, allegedly opted out of the "unity list" adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in congress.

As early as 9:30 a.m., journalists stationed their cameras around the entrance of the Senate chamber to catch on tape the resumption of the senator.

"Since the motion for stay of execution on the judgment shall be heard and possibly determined on Wednesday, we shall respect the subsisting High Court judgment and await the appellate court's decision on the pending motion".

The judge noted that from the wording of the report of the Senate's Ethics and Privileges Committee which recommended Omo-Agege's suspension, he was punished for filing a suit against the Senate after apologising to the legislative house over the allegation leveled against him.

He said that Melaye further intimated the senate that the media briefing by Omo Agege indicated that the resolution of the senate was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

Asked if he would drag the security agencies to court, Omo-Agege said, "I know what to do, and they know that I know what to do".

Mr Omo-Agege was also not in his office.

Justice Dimgba, therefore, ordered the immediate reinstatement of Senator Omo Agege his salaries and other entitlements should be paid.

He added that even if the Senate had rightly suspended the senator, it could only have suspended him for only a period of 14 days - as prescribed in the Senate rules.

Omo-Agege however said on Saturday that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, was joined in the suit challenging his suspension.

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