Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was today handed a 90 days suspension over his comment that the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 to reorder the sequence of polls in a general election was targeted at President Buhari.
This coming an investigation by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions after Senator Dino Melaye submitted a petition on Omo-Agege’s comment to them.
The report by the committee, which was considered at the plenary on Thursday, had found the lawmaker guilty despite his apology to the chamber and recommended that he be suspended for 181 legislative days (one year).
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, however, pleaded that the duration of the suspension be reduced to 90 days (six months), which was unanimously granted. The Senate also resolved that Omo-Agege should withdraw a case he instituted against the chamber, while asking that the pro-Buhari ‘Parliamentary Support Group’ to be disbanded.