The Peoples Democratic Party’s Austin Akobundu has been sworn in as the lawmaker representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly.
Recall that Akobundu was, on November 4, declared by the Court of Appeal Lagos as the authentic winner of the 25 February election in the senatorial district.
The retired colonel replaced Darlington Nwokocha of the Labour Party, a former Senate Minority Chief Whip, who was sacked by the court.
Having served as the former minister of state for Defence and former National Organising Secretary of the PDP, the party now has a senator from Abia State.
The northern senatorial district is represented by Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress while the southern district seat is held by Enyinnaya Abaribe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, according to Channels.
Simon Mwadkwon (Plateau North) was the third senator that was removed by the Appeal Court.