The lawmaker representing Delta Central, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, resumed at the senate chamber earlier this morning.
After signing the attendance register, he proceeded to the upper legislative chambers where the lawmakers are now in a closed-door session which began shortly after the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the opening prayers.
Omo-Agege, who was suspended for 90 legislative days over a comment allegedly tarnishing the image of the Senate, failed to show up for plenary on Tuesday.
He was, however, summoned alongside Senator Ali Ndume to explain their various roles in the event of the snatching of the senate mace. They are to put their defence forward in today’s plenary.
The Senate leadership had on Monday night resolved to comply with the judgement of the Federal High Court on the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
It can be recalled that the Senate suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 days over his comment that the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 to reorder the sequence of polls in a general election was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had investigated Omo-Agege’s comment based on a petition by Senator Dino Melaye.
The report by the committee, which was considered at the plenary on Thursday, had found the lawmaker guilty despite his apology to the chamber and recommended that he be suspended for 181 legislative days (one year).
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, however, pleaded that the duration of the suspension be reduced to 90 days (six months), which was unanimously granted.
The Senate also resolved that Omo-Agege should withdraw a case he instituted against the chamber, while asking that the pro-Buhari ‘Parliamentary Support Group’ to be disbanded.