Cleopas Moses, Seriake Dickson, Tokunbo Abiru, and Nora Dadu’ut take the oath of office at the Senate chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on December 15, 2020.
The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has sworn in four new lawmakers into the National Assembly.
Sworn in senators include; former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa West), Mr Cleopas Moses (Bayelsa Central), Mr Tokunbo Abiru (Lagos East), and Professor Nora Dadu’ut (Plateau South).
These new elected lawmakers were confirmed elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the bye-elections conducted to fill the vacant seats in the Senate.
According to the Channel TV, the inauguration took place shortly after Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Kwara Central) moved for the adoption of votes and proceedings for Thursday last week, and the motion was seconded by Senator Sandy Onuh (Cross River Central).
In his remarks, Senate President Lawan stated that the lawmakers in the chamber have designed and devoted themselves to working for Nigerians.
He clerified that the Ninth Senate works in a very bipartisan system as three – the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Young Progressives Party (YPP) – are represented in the chamber.
“We have done fairly well as an Assembly. We are faced with challenges, but these are surmountable challenges.
“To our colleagues who have just joined us, incidentally at the moment it is a draw. The major thing is we are one,” he said.
“I want to pray that our countrymen and women will always give their maximum support to the National Assembly in particular and the legislature, says the Senate President.
“The National Assembly is made up of human beings and we can make mistakes as human beings but this Ninth Assembly will not cause any disruption in government.”