Senate swears in APGA’s only senator, Umeh

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The Senate on Thursday swore in Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressive Grand Alliance as a member representing the Anambra Central Senatorial District.
The swearing-in, which was supervised by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, began at 10.50am and lasted 10 minutes.
Umeh was accompanied by his wife and a large crowd of supporters who besieged the chamber’s gallery and the Press Centre.
After the ritual, Umeh exchanged greetings with Saraki and other members on his way out of the chamber.

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The new senator will be the only APGA member in the Senate.
Addressing journalists after the ceremony, Umeh said his journey into the upper chamber of the National Assembly was tough, narrating the legal battles he fought to win the seat.
He said, “I am very pleased to be here. It has been a long walk to get into the hallowed chamber of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to represent my people. My excitement stems from the fact that as tedious as the journey was, finally I was able to come here through a process that is in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The case of the Anambra Central Senatorial District appears to be the longest drawn battle to this 8th National Assembly.”

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