ABUJA, Nigeria – President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Thursday’s plenary charged senators to be united in tackling challenges of the country.
Lawan gave the charge after the swearing-in of Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South Senatorial District.
Olujimi, who was the Minority Leader in the Eighth Senate, was last week declared the winner of the 2019 Senatorial election by the Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal.
The Court which nullified the election of Spokesman of the Senate, Dayo Adeyeye, upheld the tribunal judgment which declared Olujimi and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party as the winner at the 2019 National Assembly elections to represent Ekiti South.
Lawan who called for unity among all members of the upper chamber said Olujimi’s victory brings the number of Female Senators to eight in the upper chamber.
“Let me congratulate the Minority leader in the eighth Senate. With this, we now have eight very solid female Senators.
“We pray that this addition will bring additional productivity and stability to the Senate.
“I call for unity and of course, we should remain focus and do those things that will make our country great”, Lawan said.