President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, June 6, reportedly mocked Senator Ovie Omo-Agege during the valedictory session.
Omo-Agege is one of the aspirants for the position of the deputy president of the Senate.
Daily Sun reports that Saraki who was presiding, made the expensive jokes when he addressed Francis Alimikhena, another aspirant for the position, as mot “a mace snatcher.”
Omo-Agege was accused in April 2018, of allegedly leading thugs to steal the mace of the Senate while plenary was ongoing.
The thugs left the National Assembly with the mace, which is the symbol of authority of the parliament, in a black SUV.
Omo-Agege was later arrested by Abuja police at the Senate premises. He was whisked away in a black hilux van.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the concerned caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rejected the endorsement of Senator Omo-Agege for the position of ddeputy Senate president of the ninth National Assembly.
The group was reacting to a statement credited to Senator Ita Enang that Senator Omo-Agege had been endorsed for the position.
According to the group, Enang can neither speak for the party nor the presidency as he is no longer the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters (Senate) in line with the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
However, the APC in Delta central senatorial district has appealed to other ethnic nationalities at the Senate to support Omo-Agege's bid for deputy Senate president.
The APC vice chairman in Delta, Adelabu Bodjor, said the Urhobo nation where Omo-Agege hails from had before now, supported the north, east and west in their previous bids for various positions in the Senate, and it will be better if they can reciprocate the good gesture and support Omo-Agege’s aspirations.
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