Published On: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

Senate Swears In Andrew Uchendu To Replace Sekibo

The Senate has today 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 has 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.