Sen. Andrew Uchendu representing Rivers East Senatorial district who replaces Senator Sekibo due to Court ruling takes the Oath of Office.
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) September 27, 2017
Senate Swears-in Andrew Uchendu to Replace George Sekibo as Rivers State Senator
The Senate has on Wednesday sworn in Senator Andrew Uchendu as the representative of Rivers East Senatorial district in line with a court order.
Uchendu has therefore replaced Senator George Sekibo, who was sacked due to a court ruling.
He took his oath of office today, during the Senate plenary.
The Appeal Court had earlier dismissed an appeal filed by Senator George Sekibo challenging the judgment of the Rivers State National Election Tribunal which removed him as Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District.
The Appellate Court on August 24, 2017, held that the appeal lacked merit as it did not show facts as to why the decision of the lower court should be set aside.