The Senate suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, the APC lawmaker from Delta State, for 90 legislative days. The Supreme Legislature has taken a decision after considering the report from the ethics committee.
The committee announced that the senator had been suspended for 181 days, but the Senate reduced it after asking the legislator.
The motion was moved by Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi State that the offensive statement made by Senator Ovie Omo Agege against Mr. President should be looked into. Giving its reports, the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions suspended Senator Ovie for 181 days. Read the statement below made by Senator Sam who gave the report
Senator Sam Anyanwu presents the report and reads the resolution of the Committee: “That Senator Ovie Omo-Agege should be suspended to serve as a warning to other Senators and recommended suspension for 181 days.”
However, Senator Omo-Agege apologizes for such offensive statements where also other lawmakers urged the house to accept the apology. In his words, Senator Ahmad Lawan warned the lawmaker to desist from such activities in the future. He then also urged Dino Melaye to withdraw the case from the court.
Senator Ahmad Lawan; “I urge the Senate to accept apology made by Senator Ovie Omo Agege for an offensive statement against Mr. President and warn him to desist from such actions next time without 181 days suspension.”-.
“I appeal to Senator Dino who took the matter to the Committee and all others who felt slighted to stand down the matter.”
Senator Kabir Marafa said: “Senator Ovie Omo Agege has constitutional rights to express his views as he sees fit. I also recognize Senator Ovie Omo Agege’s apology as a very courageous act. The parliamentary support groups are unethical and should not stand.”