The Senate on Friday swore in Ben Uwajumogu as Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District. The brief ceremony was conducted by the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, during the day’s plenary.
DAILY POST reports that Uwajumogu was finally presented with a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Thursday, after weeks of legal tussle.
NAN also recalls that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had on July 5, declared the non-issuance of the Certificate of Return by INEC to Uwajumogu as illegal.
The legal tussle, which resulted in the delay to swear-in the senator, began on July 9 when INEC declared a rerun in his election.
In an interview with journalists after his swearing-in, Uwajumogu claimed that he was unjustly denied membership of the Senate by INEC, three weeks after securing a favourable judgment in court.
The Senator, however, thanked the people of his constituency for their support.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmad Lawan and the All Progressives Party (APC) for their support.