The Former chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh has been sworn in as the senator representing Anambra central.
Umeh took over from Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was sacked by the appeal court in December 2015 following an appeal brought to it by Umeh. The court ordered a rerun election which took place on Saturday January 13th.
Anambra Central Senatorial district had been without a representative for close to two years now.
The rerun election polls was held in seven local government areas; Njikoka, Awka north, Idemili south, Dunukofia, Awka south, Anaocha and Idemili north.
Umeh polled 64, 878 votes, defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate who came second with 975 votes.
While the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) came third with 116 votes.
sworn-in lawmaker representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, umeh speak, with the Senate Press Corps after being sworn in, he berated those who reneged on their committment after oath of office, saying it was a risk to do that.
He said, “In 2015 general election, I was rigged out for Senator Uche Ekwunife, but I thank God to have been given opportunity to challenge them in court.”
“The only way democracy can survive is to follow rules and regulations. That of Anambra has been the longest and tortious because, some people are not ready to follow rules and regulations”
“My oath of office this morning underscores the fact that I must be obedient to the Senate and also the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
He maintained that those circumventing rules and abuse oath of office would always bring problems to the country.