Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, APC, Delta Central has described Thursday’s judgment of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which ruled that his suspension was illegal and ordered his immediate recall as victory for democracy.
Reacting to the judgement Thursday, Senator Omo- Agege urged Nigerians to celebrate the victory, not against the senate, which he described as a great institution, adding, “Rather, given his fine understanding of the law, Sen. Omo-Agege believes that there are rare moments that demand the intervention of our courts to enrich the law and our constitutional experience.”
Recal Naija News reported earlier that a Federal High Court in Abuja has declared the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 days illegal.
A statement signed by his Senior Legislative Aide, Prince Efe Duku read, “ today’s ( yesterday’s) judgment by Hon. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba rightly nullifying the suspension of the Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is consistent with our firm position that the Senate as a foremost national institution should live consistently by example and set the pace in legislative best practices. We are grateful to His Lordship, and indeed the entire judiciary, for affirming once again that ours is a democracy guided by the rule of law and constitutionality.
“We want the good people of this great nation to appreciate this victory for what it is. It is not a victory against the Senate, as there is no war against that great institution. Rather, given his fine understanding of the law, Sen. Omo-Agege believes that there are rare moments that demand the intervention of our courts to enrich the law and our constitutional experience.
“Today’s positive judgement is therefore not necessarily for or about him as an individual. It is about ensuring that no lawmaker is removed arbitrarily from serving his or her people. It is about ensuring that constitutionality, legality, good conscience and due process are the cornerstones of public leadership actions and decisions.
“For their increasingly amazing support, Senator Omo-Agege is very grateful to the good people of Urhobo Nation whom he has the great honour of representing in the 8th Senate. He remains absolutely committed to their fine values of justice, honour and humility in service. His special gratitude also goes to his wonderful family, friends, and well-wishers for their prayers and overwhelming support. Above all, this victory belongs to God and to Him we give the glory.”