Following the suspension of the senator Ovie Omo-Agege from the National Assembly, the people of Delta Central Senatorial District that he represents have condemned the action of the lawmakers, even as they passed a vote of confidence on him.
They however said his suspension was a violation of their right to quality representation in the Upper legislative chamber.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC) in Delta Central, Olorogun Adelabu Bodjor, made this disclosure weekend while addressing party supporters and the people of the area following the Senate’s action that suspended Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days.
The politician in his address also condemned the action of APC senators who took part in the action, calling on the party at the national level to sanction them.
“The incidence that took place in the National Assembly and the suspension of the Distinguished Senator representing the Urhobo people in the National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has again called to question the affairs of the Nigerian Senate. Our Distinguished Senator has been providing quality representation to the people of Delta Central and we are proud of him.
“By suspending him, if the Senate leadership thinks that it will deter him, then they are wrong. The Urhobo nation is solidly behind him, we believe in him and we will give him all our support at any time and any day in this whole process. We therefore pass a vote of confidence on the distinguished Senator, Senator Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege. We still believe that he will bounce back better and stronger than his distractors in the National Assembly.
“But we want to say here and very emphatically, that Urhobo nation would never tolerate any act of political intimidation and threat to our Senator whom we overwhelmingly voted for to represent us in the National Assembly. The primary responsibility of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in the National Assembly is to provide quality representation to the people of Delta Central and attract the dividends of democracy to the Urhobo people and that he has been doing excellently well since we cast our votes for him to the Senate.
“We therefore use this medium to call on our Distinguished Senator never to despair because he has the backing of the entire Urhobo people who voted him to the National Assembly to represent us and not to represent some individuals in the National Assembly. He is there to represent the interest of the Urhobo nation and not the interest of a very few persons in the National Assembly who feel their election is to feed themselves and the members of their immediate family negating the interest of the nation.”
He also described as “a shame that the party has the leadership of the National Assembly but it has decided to stand the morals of good leadership on its head and has also decided to take the party that brought them to power on a roller-coaster.
“We call on the national leadership of the party to call the members of the party at the National Assembly to order before they take the party down the cliff hanger. The national lawmakers got the mandate of the people of Nigeria to make enduring laws that will better the lot of Nigerians and the future generation of our children in general. They were not voted for go and feather their own nests and engage in selfish activities to the detriment of good governance for the entire Nigerian people”.
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