The Senate on Monday stated that Delta State Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege will be allowed to attend plenary on Tuesday.
The position of the Senate is contained a statement sent to Frontline News Online by the Senate President’s Media Office Monday night.
Senator Omo-Agege had told reporters that he was going to attend plenary on Tuesday based on the strength of last Thursday’s judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Security was beefed up in the National Assembly ahead of his planned attendance, but the statement from the media office of the Senate President indicate that there would be no need for tension on Tuesday.
The statement read: “The Senate leadership has been briefed by our lawyers on last Thursday’s judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on whether the Senate has the legal authority to suspend a member for certain misconduct or not.
“We have equally filed an appeal against the judgement of the court and a motion for stay of execution of the judgement at the Court of Appeal.
” As an institution that obeys the law and court orders, the Senate has decided that it will comply with the judgement of the Federal High Court and do nothing to stop Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from resuming in his office and at plenary from tomorrow May 15, 2018, pending the determination of the application for stay of execution.
“The Senate has been advised that since the motion for stay of execution of the Thursday (May 10, 2018) judgement shall be heard and possibly determined on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we shall therefore respect the subsisting High Court judgement and await the appellate court’s decision on the pending motion”.