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Senate swears in 3 new senators

The Senate has sworn in Senators Pam Mwadkon Dachungyang (Plateau North, ADP), Okorie Anthony Ani (Ebonyi South, APC), and Musa Mustapha (Yobe East, APC). The…

The Senate has sworn in Senators Pam Mwadkon Dachungyang (Plateau North, ADP), Okorie Anthony Ani (Ebonyi South, APC), and Musa Mustapha (Yobe East, APC).

The new lawmakers won the by-elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for vacant seats in the Senate.

The Senate Clerk, Chinedu Akubueze, led the new senators to take their oaths of office and oath of allegiance on the orders of the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday.

The new senators replaced Simon Mwadkwon (PDP), David Umahi (APC), and Ibrahim Geidam (APC) respectively.

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Both Umahi and Geidam resigned from the Senate following their appointments as ministers by President Bola Tinubu, but Simon Mwadkwon’s election was nullified by the Court of Appeal, which ordered a rerun.

With the swearing-in of the three new senators, the number of lawmakers in the Senate and their political parties are as follows: APC – 59, PDP – 37, LP – 7, NNPP – 2, SDP – 2, APGA 1 and ADP – 1.

 

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