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Senate suspends Sen. Omo Agege for 90 days

The Senate has suspended Senator Ovie Omo Agege on Thursday for acts considered inappropriate to the Legislative Ethics.

The senator had addressed a press conference where it was indicated that the senators, in reordering the elections of 2019 in the Electoral Act targeted President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Omo Agege and 11 other senators were considered unnecessarily pro- President Muhamladu Buhari in the ongoing controversies regarding the change in the order of elections in the Electoral Act 2019.

The senators, including Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the late Senator Ali Wakil, had formed Parliamentary Support Group for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Indeed, the suspension followed a recommendation of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges led by Senator Sam Anyanwu. The committee had recommended that the Senator should be suspended for 181 days.

But upon pleas by their colleagues, the Senate at plenary presided over by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, reduced the suspension to 90 days.

Omo-Agege, going by the suspension, would be out of the Senate for 90 days, excluding the period of the December break and other recesses by the Senate. It is reckoned that Omo Agege would be sitting out of the Senate for about seven months.