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Why APC Lawmaker Was Suspended By The Senate

Why APC Lawmaker Was Suspended By The Senate

Tunde Ogunmola

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on Thursday suspended by the Senate for 90 legislative days.

The Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges, which had investigated him over his comment that “the re-ordered electoral timetable was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari” recommended his suspension.

The report, which was submitted by the Committee Chairman, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, explained that the erring lawmaker declined to speak to the Committee when he appeared.

According to the report, Omo-Agege told the Committee that he has taken the matter to court already.

The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, in his contribution, pleaded that the lawmaker should not be suspended.

However, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki could not be dissuaded by pleas from Lawan and Senator Kabiru Marafa.

Saraki insisted that political leaders must be disciplined to serve as a deterrent to others.

He, however, reduced the recommended suspension from 180 legislative days to 90 legislative days.