BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – Following the ruling of the Appeal Court, the Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Biodun Olujimi as the Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
Olujimi, garbed in a coffee-brown attire, was administered on oath by the Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayewoh, immediately after the commencement of plenary.
The Ekiti born lawmaker, was the Minority Leader in the 8th Senate, who was declared winner of the 2019 Senatorial election by the Court of Appeal which nullified the election of the spokesman of the Senate, Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Ekiti South.
In his remarks after the oath taking by Senator Olujimi, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, called for unity among members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Lawan noted that Olujimi’s victory brings the number of Female Senators to eight in the upper chamber, saying; “Let me congratulate the Minority leader in the eighth Senate. With this, we now have eight very solid female Senators.
“We pray that this addition will bring additional productivity and stability to the Senate. I call for unity and of course, we should remain focus and do those things that will make our country great.”