Omo- Agege’s Constituents Storm NASS, Protest his Suspension
Senator Omo-Agege being led out of NASS on last week after the thugs he brought escaped with the mace
*** Say action is unconstitutional, an invitation to anarchy
Constituents of the suspended Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, APC, Delta Central stormed the National Assembly, where the protested against the 90 legislative days suspension slammed on him, just as they described the action as unconstitutional and an invitation to anarchy.
Senator Omo- Agege was suspended on the 12th of this month by the Senate for 90 legislative days over remarks he made against new sequence of elections adopted by the Senate over the amended 2018 Electoral Bill.
Also recall that he forcefully attended Senate plenary last week Wednesday , the same time invaders stormed the chamber and carted away the mace of the Senate.
The constituents under the aegis of ‘Delta Central Collective’ who gathered at the entrance of the National Assembly, however demanded for his recall through the protest.
The group in a written speech signed by its Chairman and Egbe of Abraka Kingdom, Chief Clever Akpovona Egbeji’ addressed to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, described Omo – Agege’s suspension as illegal since according to them and based on previous rulings of the courts, neither the Senate nor the House of Representatives has right or power to suspend any of its members .
The letter was copied President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Professor Yemi Osibanjo’ Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Director-General, Department of State Services, (DSS), Lawal Daura, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command and Local and International Media Houses.
According to them, “the Senate has no constitutional powers to suspend any of its members as established by judgements to that effect in the case of Senator Ali Ndume vs the Senate in 2017, Bauchi State House of Assembly vs Hon Danna, and House of Representatives vs Hon (now Senator) Dino Melaye and others in 2009/2010.
The protesters added that their protests would continue as long as the Senate refuses to rescind its illegal suspension slammed on Omo- Agege. Meanwhile , a female sergeant at arms , Hajia Amina Musa collected the written speech from the group saying that she will deliver it to the Senate President immediately.
The letter continued, “On Thursday, April 12, 2018, you moved the Senate to again violate the letters and spirit of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and other extant laws by purporting to suspend our Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from the Nigerian Senate for 90 legislative days.
By this act, you are now denying our over Six (6) million people of Delta Central Senatorial District representation in the Senate.
“In proper context, we have been constructively and effectively expelled from the 8th Senate. We totally reject this act of impunity as it violates our people’s inalienable constitutional right to elect a Senator of their choice to represent them.
“The ‘suspension’ of our Senator and Delta Central from the Senate is extremely provocative, considering that Mr. Senate President said that it is a “sanction” against our Senator Omo-Agege for: associating with about 60 other serving senators as a frontline member and the Secretary of the Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) for President Muhammadu Buhari; expressing a dissenting