The Senate on Monday agrees to allow Senator Ovie Omo-Agege resume in his office today, May 15, in following a court ruling.
In a statement signed on Monday by its spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate said it has been briefed by lawyers on the court judgment nullifying Omo-Agege’s suspension and will, therefore, follow the court ruling.
The Senator representing Delta Central was previously suspended for 90 days by the Senate.
“The Senate leadership has been briefed by our lawyers on last Thursday’s judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on whether the Senate has the legal authority to suspend a member for certain misconduct or not.
“We have equally filed an appeal against the judgment of the court and a motion for stay of execution of the judgment at the Court of Appeal.
“As an institution that obeys the law and court orders, the Senate has decided that it will comply with the judgement of the Federal High Court and do nothing to stop Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from resuming in his office and at plenary from May 15, 2018, pending the determination of the application for stay of execution,” the statement read in part.
The Senate said further that it will respect the subsisting High Court judgment and await the appellate court’s decision on the pending motion.
The Federal High Court in Abuja last week nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate.