Omo-Agege: Dino Melaye wins as Nigerian Senate suspends Delta Senator for supporting Buhari

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Omo-Agege: Dino Melaye wins as Nigerian Senate suspends Delta Senator for supporting Buhari

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been hit over his total support for President Buhari

The Senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo –Agege has been suspended for six months for going against the Senate in an election re-ordering scandal.
The 54-year-old Senator who is a supporter of President Buhari got himself into trouble after attacking the Nigerian Senate and accusing it of targeting the President in its reordering of the sequence of the general election.

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The Senate had earlier while amending the Electoral Act of 2010 changed the sequence of the election, a move which Omo-Agege described as ill-conceived and targeted at President Buhari.
The issue was initially raised on the floor of the upper parliamentary by Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi state saying the statement was mischievous and that Ovie Omo-Agege was unfit to be a Nigerian Senator.

Saraki and Omo-Agege when he was chosen as Minority Leader during a plenary session

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the session had referred the issue following Melaye’s petition to the ethics, privileges and public petitions committee of the Senate who after meeting found Omo-Agege guilty and recommended a 181 legislative days (one year) ban.
Hoever, during today’s plenary session, Senate President Bukola Saraki pleaded with his colleagues to reduce the suspension to 90 legislative days which is 6 months.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was elected to the Nigerian Senate in 2015 under the umbrella of Labour Party but only recently defected to the ruling APC. He served under former Delta State Governor, James Ibori as a commissioner and later at the Secretary to the state government.

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