Senate swear-in Biodun Olujimi to replace Dayo Adeyeye

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The Senate on Thursday swore-in Biodun Olujimi as the Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

Olujimi is replacing Senate spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye.

According to a statement signed on Thursday by Ezrel Tabiowo, spokesperson to the Senate President, Olujimi was sworn-in by the upper chamber, following an oath administered by the Clerk of Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, at exactly 10:40 immediately after the commencement of plenary.

The lawmaker, who was the Minority Leader in the Eighth Senate, was last week declared winner of the 2019 Senatorial election by the Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal.

The Court which nullified the election of Adeyeye, upheld the tribunal judgment which declared Olujimi and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner at the 2019 National Assembly elections to represent Ekiti South.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, after the lawmaker was sworn-in, called for unity among all members of the upper chamber.

He added that Olujimi’s victory brings the number of Female Senators to eight in the upper chamber.