- Senate President Ahmad Lawan has sworn in Smart Adeyemi as Dino Melaye's replacement for Kogi West district
- Adeyemi took the oath of office just after the members of the Senate adopted the votes and proceedings of their previous sitting
- The APC lawmaker defeated Melaye in a senatorial rerun held recently in Kogi
Days after defeating Dino Melaye in the recently held senatorial rerun in Kogi West district, Smart Adeyemi has been sworn into office to take the seat of the latter.
Adeyemi took the oath of office as administered on him by the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, November 4.
Legit.ng reports that Adeyemi took the oath at exactly 10.35 am once the senators adopted the votes and proceedings of a sitting.
Adeyemi contested the seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against Melaye, who sought to return to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Legit.ng earlier reported that Melaye reacted to the defeat he suffered on Saturday, November 30, during the supplementary election in his constituency.
Melaye was defeated by his main challenger and candidate of the APC, Adeyemi.
The returning officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this at the collation centre in the state on Saturday, November 30.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello described Melaye's defeat by Adeyemi as a collective decision by people of the state to end ineffective representation.
Governor Bello said Adeyemi's victory is the collective manifestation of the virtues of the people of Kogi West.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Onogwu Muhammed, on Sunday, December 1, in Lokoja, the governor said the mandate given to Adeyemi showed the people's collective decision to move away from how they were represented in the immediate past to a more progressive representation that would bring development.
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