The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, May 10, rushed to the Court of Appeal against the nullification of the suspension of one of its members, Ovie Omo-Agege by the Federal High Court in Abuja just as the lawmaker reacted to the judgement in his favour.
Vanguard reports that the Senate and its president, Bukola Saraki, who is the second defendant in the case, also filed for a stay of execution of the nullification of the suspension.
The Senate confirmed that it promptly filed a notice of appeal and a motion for stay of execution of the judgement of the lower court.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central reacted to his victory at the court describing the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which nullified his suspension and ordered his immediate recall as victory for democracy.
While reacting to the judgement on Thursday, May 10, Senator Omo- Agege said it was not a victory against the Senate but that it was meant to strengthen the laws of the country.
The statement signed signed by one of his aides, Prince Efe Duku, read: today’s (May 10) judgment by Hon Justice Nnamdi Dimgba rightly nullifying the suspension of the Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is consistent with our firm position that the Senate as a foremost national institution should live consistently by example and set the pace in legislative best practices.
Legit.ng also reported that the decision of the Nigerian Senate to suspend Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days has been quashed by a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, May 10.
In delivering the judgement, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, submitted that the Senate did not adhere to the due process of the law in suspending Omo-Agege for 90 days.
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