Senate abandons mace stealing case, promises not to revisit the issue

Senate abandons mace stealing case, promises not to revisit the issue

- Senate says it would not be revising the 2018 incident of mace theft

- According to the Senate, anything that affects the 8th Assembly has expired with it

- The Ninth National Assembly started things afresh, Akwashiki said

The Senate will not be revisiting the mace theft incident of April 2018. This was disclosed by its spokesperson, Senator Godiya Akwashiki.

According to him, the incident had become a thing of the past.

He also insisted that anything that affects the life of the eighth National Assembly, including any uncompleted report, has expired with the life of the last Assembly, This Day reports.

He said the ninth National Assembly started things afresh.

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Meanwhile, had reported that a group of civil society organisations recently accused Senator Omo-Agege of perjury and felony while practising law in the United States of America.

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The groups under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society and Youth Groups in Nigeria (CCSYGN), also vowed to occupy the National Assembly unless Omo-Agege is prevailed upon by the Nigerian Senate to resign from office and his senatorial seat declared vacant.

However, in a dramatic turn, one of the groups, Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development, has distanced itself from the allegation and apologised for being part of the coalition.

The group's leader, Edwin Olorunfemi, in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, January 18, stated that he has extricated himself from the coalition's stance, adding that the allegation is false.

He described the outburst of the coalition as a ‘pull –him-down’ campaign mounted on behalf of some faceless politicians.

Part of the statement read: “I have also seen incontrovertible evidence of his acquittal of the alleged crimes by the California Superior Court, cannot in good conscience allow my name to be used for the conscienceless onslaught against the innocent DSP.

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“Nonetheless, envy, hate and the politics of controlling things in Delta state and the Niger Delta has motivated some so-called VIPs who are desperate to hijack and destabilize the current progressive leadership of the National Assembly to call for a hatchet job against DSP Senator Omo-Agege but I hereby table my sincere apologies as I withdraw." ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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