History was made a short while ago in Abuja, after the former Imo Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, was officially sworn in as a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Performing the swearing in ceremony at the hallowed red chambers of the National Assembly, the Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayero, charged the new Senator to always be guided in the discharge of his duties in line with the rules of the Senate and in accordance with the provisions of the constitution of the country.
Responding, Senator Uwajumogu, who described the event as historic, not only to the people of Okigwe zone and Imo state in particular, but to the people of the South east zone in general, added that it is a new dawn for the people of the area.
He pledged to use his new mandate as a Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria to uphold the principles and tenets of the country’s constitution in doing good to all manner of persons, irrespective of their tribe and religion.
Senator Uwajumogu, who paid glowing tributes to the good people of Okigwe senatorial zone for their painstaking effort in enthroning a new political order in the zone, assured that his representation would spark up even development at every nook and cranny of the zone.
With his formal inauguration as a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after last Thursday’s postponement, Uwajumogu now becomes the only APC senator of Igbo extraction in the current dispensation.