By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Senate on Thursday sworn-in the federal lawmaker representing Imo North Senatorial District Senator Benjamin Uwajimogu .
The brief ceremony was conducted by President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan at the plenary on Friday.
Senator Uwajumogu was finally presented with Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Thursday, after he visited the the commission’s head office on Wednesday where he protested the continued delay to issue him certificate of return.
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 Uwajimogu 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.
While speaking with journalists after his swearing-in, Uwajimogu alleged that he was unjustly denied membership of the Senate by INEC, three weeks after securing a favourable judgment in court.
He, however, thanked the people of his constituency for their support.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Ahmad Lawan and the All Progressives Party (APC) for their support.
Senator Uwajimogu, who came to the Senate in June 2015, is a two-time lawmaker and the longest serving member from the South East on the platform of APC