Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) has said senate’s adherence to court order on Sen. Ovie Omo-agege was a step away from tyranny and desecration of democracy in the country.
The Senate had said it will not prevent Omo-Agege from attending plenary on Tuesday, in compliance with a Federal High Court order.
The nation’s highest lawmaking body had earlier said stated it would not respect the order, because it has filed an appeal.
Reacting in a post on Facebook page, Sani said senate’s adherence to court order would challenge the executives and all security agencies to also respect all court orders pending before them.
He wrote: “As a man born in Kaduna where PMB lived,I can attest to his history of honesty & moral uprightness;But there are other Nigerians who are equally upright;Gowon,Adamu Ciroma,Balarabe Musa,Usman Jibrin,Yohanna Madaki,Aliyu Jamaa etc. We have good people in our country everywhere.
“I’m of the view and will insist that the senate should respect the court order given in respect of the suspended Senator, to set a standard for respect for rule of Law;And to challenge the executives & all security agencies to also respect all court orders pending before them.
“Disobeying court orders is resistance to the rule of law. We desecrate democracy each time we defy the courts.Every step away from the law is a step towards tyranny. The tower of justice stands on the rock of the rule of law. Liberty is guaranteed when the constitution is respected.”
A Federal High Court in Abuja nullified the suspension of Omo-Agege for 90 days by his colleagues and declared it illegal.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ordered his reinstatement with immediate effect.
He was suspended by the Senate because he openly criticised the amendment of election sequence, accusing the senators of disfavouring President Muhammadu Buhari.