Senate suspends APC lawmaker

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central Senatorial district was suspended during Thursday plenary for 90 legislative days.

According to the reports, the Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges which investigated him over comment on the reordering of electoral timetable recommended his suspension, aftet a 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. The lawmaker told the Committee that he has taken the matter to court already.

Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan in his personal opinion pleaded that he should not be suspended. However, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki could not be dissuaded by the appeal from Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator Kabir Marafa.

Saraki insisted that political leaders must be disciplined to serve as deterrent to others. He, however, reduced the suspension from 180 legislative days to 90.

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