OrderPaperToday – Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) has secured the lead on the presentation of petitions among senators from Delta state at midterm.
Omo-Agege, who doubles as the Deputy Senate President, has 3 petitions to his credit. One of them was on the violation of the fundamental human rights and refusal to comply with the judgement of ECOWAS Court for Hon. Justice Wowo (former Chief of Justice of Gambia).
Similarly, he sponsored a petition against Nigeria Maritime University over wrongful dismissal of one Raymond Ezeweani and 4 others from the service of the institution. Omo-Agege also sponsored a petition against Nigerian Army over wrongful dismissal of one Fidelis Ighosotu and one other from service.
None of the other two senators from Delta presented a petition in two years.
On motions, record reveals that of the three Senators, only Peter Nwaoboshi (APC, Delta) sponsored one.
However, Sen. James Manager (PDP, Delta South), one of the longest serving Senators in Nigerian Senate has got no motion and petition to his credit in the first half of 9th Senate. Manger has been in the Nigerian Senate since 2003, but his years of legislative experience has not reflected in the sponsorship of motions and petitions.
Of the total motions and petitions sponsored in the first half of 9th Senate, Delta State team has respectively contributed only 0.7% and 0.8% respectively.
Meanwhile, Omo-Agege demonstrated an impressive performance among Delta State Senate team on bills sponsorship.