Imo North: Uwajumogu Sworn In As Senator
Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu

Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu has been sworn in as senator representing Imo North Senatorial District.

The APC candidate in the February 23 election was sworn in on Friday after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued him Certificate of Return as the winner of the Imo North Senatorial District election on Thursday.

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Uwajumogu was being challenged in court for the seat by Patrick Ndubueze before the court ordered the INEC to issue him the Certificate of Return.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had on July 5, declared the non-issuance of the Certificate of Return by INEC to Uwajumogu as illegal.

The legal tussle which resulted in the delay to swear-in the senator began on July 9, when INEC declared a rerun in his election.

Speaking with journalists after his swearing-in, Uwajumogu alleged that he was unjustly denied membership of the Senate by INEC, three weeks after securing a favourable judgment in court.