OrderPaperToday- Senator Isah Hamma Misau, has accused Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege of abusing the judicial process in a bid to stop the National Assembly from making a resolution over the mace theft incident that occurred last year.
On the 18th of April, some men allegedly sponsored by Senator Omo-Agege were led into the red chamber and carted away it’s mace, a symbol of authority, following a decision to suspend him for 90 legislative day over altercation on the electoral act amendment bill.
An Ad-hoc committee was set up in the Federal parliament to look into the issue but the report was yet to be considered.
Based on a directive issued by the Senate President for committees to speed up pending reports, Omo-Agege’s matter was reconsidered.
But the Delta Senator recently obtained a court injunction from a High Court in Bwari, Abuja, restraining the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives from considering the report.
Reacting to Omo-Agege’s move, Misau, in a statement on Wednesday described Omo-Agege’s suit as “frivolous.”
Misau said: “The court cannot stop the legislature from the performance of its constitutional duties. Some hoodlums attacked the Senate. He wants to prevent the report of the committee from being considered. In fact, his action has shown the reason why the Senate should actually go ahead and consider the report and act on it, no matter the odds.
“Omo-Agege has dared the Senate. Now, he should face the music. I blame the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for delaying on the consideration of the report. The Eighth Senate is winding down and the general view of members is that before we leave, all outstanding reports should be considered and acted upon. If Omo-Agege does not have any hidden agenda, why is he seeking to stop the consideration of the report, after all, he was given fair hearing to state his own case before the panel?”
According to the Bauchi Senator, his colleagues is probably “running helter-skelter now because he wants to become Deputy Senate President and he knows that if we adopt the recommendation of the committee, the outcome will affect his ambition.
“This is the reason why people should always consider the future implications of their actions”, he stated.
He however implored the Senate leadership to move swiftly to vacate the injunction granted to Omo-Agege by the Bwari court and ensure nothing stops the Senate from getting to the roots of that invasion by hoodlums.