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Senate: Pro-Buhari group disbanded, Omo-Agege suspended for 90 legislative days

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It was an afternoon of long knives of recriminations in the Senate with the disbandment of a group of core President Muhammadu Buhari supporters under the aegis of the Parliamentary Support Group for President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) was sent home for 90 legislative days for an offence he ate the humble pie and apologised openly to the Upper Legislative house for.
Chaired by Senator Abdullahi Adamu with Omo-Agege as Secretary, the Pro-Buhari group has often been viewed with suspicion in the Senate, because of the cold war between a section of its leadership and the Presidency.
Omo-Agege and other Senators had openly flayed the Upper House for altering the sequence of elections, insisting that it was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions had recommended a suspension of 181 days for Omo-Agege, but following pleas from his colleagues, his “sentence” was commutted to 90 days.
If the lawmakers do not further temper their justice with mercy, Omo-Agege’s Delta Central Senatorial District constituents of will have no senatorial representation until next year.

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