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Senate: We Won’t Stop Omo-Agege From Resuming



The Senate, yesterday, said that it will obey court order and allow suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege attend plenary.

Omo-Agege whose suspension by the Senate has been declared illegal by a Federal High Court, has assured that he will  resume sittings today.

His decision was seen by some as deliberate attempt to dare the Senate which has insisted that his suspension stands.

However, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP late yesterday, the Senate spokesman, Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi said the upper chamber will respect subsisting court judgement.

“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.

“We have equally filed an appeal against the judgement of the court  and a motion for stay of execution of the judgement at the Court of Appeal.

“As an institution that obeys the law and court orders, the Senate has decided that it will comply with the judgement of the Federal High Court and do nothing to stop Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from resuming in his office and at plenary from tomorrow May 15, 2018, pending the determination of the application for stay of execution.

“The Senate has been advised that since the motion for stay of execution of the Thursday (May 10, 2018) judgement shall be heard and possibly determined on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we shall therefore respect the subsisting High Court judgement and await the appellate court’s decision on the pending motion” the Senate enthused.