Barring any late change, the Senate has concluded plans to suspend Senator Ovie Omo-Agege over statements credited to him that the passage of the reordered sequence of elections in the amendments to the Electoral Act was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.
This is even as the decision of President Buhari not to support the extension of tenure of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have affected the numerical strength of senators loyal to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The Eagle Online gathered that decision to suspend Omo-Agege is not based on the statement credited to him in the media, but his involvement to ensure that the Senate’s plans to override Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill fails in the Senate.
Investigation revealed that Omo-Agege is the Secretary of the pro-Buhari senators and he is the one mobilising support against the leadership of the Senate to ensure that the move to override the President hits the rock in Upper Chamber.
Many of the senators who are loyal to Saraki were angry that despite Omo-Agege’s apology on the floor of the Senate, he is still mobilising support against the interest of the former.
It was further gathered that the pro-Buhari group were able to win some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators into their camp.
Omo-Agege had appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to respond to the invitation of the panel members, who are mainly Saraki’s loyalists.
But the members of the committee were shocked when the Delta State born politician told them that he is not going to say anything on the matter because the issue is already in court.
It was gathered that many APC senators in the pro-Saraki camp were angry as a result of Odigie-Oyegun’s leadership style and for allegedly conniving with their state Governors to fight them.