AMOS YOHANNA of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been sworn in as the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.
The oath of office was earlier today administered on Yohanna by Jibrin Barau, Deputy President of the Senate.
Elisha Abbo, who represented the district was sacked by the Court of Appeal last week.
He had accused Senate President Godswill Akpabio of having a hand in it but he later retracted the allegation.
Yohanna had sued Abbo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the election tribunal to challenge the outcome of the senatorial contest.
In the petition marked EPT/AD/SEN/02/2023, Yohanna argued that Abbo’s election should be invalidated by reasons of corrupt practices and non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.
He said there was over-voting at various polling units, false entries, alteration and cancellation of votes at several polling units.
The PDP candidate said some of the alterations and cancellations were not signed by the presiding officers of the polling units.
The tribunal dismissed Yohanna’s appeal but the Court of Appeal upheld it.
Source: The Cable