Senator Ibrahim Danbaba of the People’s Democratic Party was today sworn-in to the Ninth National House of Assembly to represent Sokoto South by Mr. Nelson Ayewoh, the Clerk to the Senate.
The swearing-in of Dambaba brings the number of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senators in the 9th Senate to 45, while the number of All Progressives Congress Senators are now 62 and the Young Progressives Party (YPP) have one Senator.
Dambaba replaced Senator Shehu Abubakar Tambuwal, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whose election had been recently voided by the Court of Appeal.
It could be recalled that the election of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West was recently nullified by the Court of Appeal which ordered a by-election.
Election into the Kogi West Senatorial District is yet to be concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In related news to the elections, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives has congratulated the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yahaya Bello and David Lyon, for their victories in their respective states.
Gbajabiamila, in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the victories recorded by the APC candidates in the two states was an indication of the wide acceptance the party enjoys in the two states.
“It is gladdening to know that our party, the APC, came out victorious in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. This is a testimony that Nigerians across the length and breadth of the country are beginning to realize what the APC means for the country.
“This victory is not for the party or its members alone, but for the entirety of Nigerians.” the Speaker said.
He called on the people of the two states, including members of the opposition parties, to join hands with the governors-elect to make their states great.