The Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) Worldwide, yesterday, described the suspension of the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as unacceptable.
It urged the Senate to immediately lift the suspension placed on the embattled senator.
The Senate had last week slammed a 90-day suspension on Omo-Agege over his comment that the amendment of the Electoral Act altering the 2019 election sequence was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari and for taking the Senate to court.
President-General of the union, Olorogun Taiga, in a statement made available to Daily Trust in Lagos, declared that the Urhobo Nation, which he said was the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria, could not be without representation in the Senate for such a long and critical time.
He said: “Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is the only senator representing the entire Urhobo Nation. For him to be absent at this critical time is unacceptable to the Urhobos.
“Elections are almost here, we are discussing the way forward for Nigeria and there are many other critical issues, including the invasion of Urhoboland by herdsmen,” he said.