By Bature Dan-Inni, Abuja
The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
The lawmaker took the oath administered by the Deputy Clerk of the Senate, Musa Abdullahi at about 10:40 am after the adoption of the votes and proceedings for Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
The lawmaker defeated Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the January, 25, 2020 re-run election for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial district, held in Essien Udim Local Government Council.
Speaking after he was declared winner, Senator gave reasons on why he defeated the incumbent, Senator Godswill Akpabio, in the 2019 National Assembly election.
Ekpenyong said Akwa Ibom residents rejected Akpabio because he was not relevant to the people during his tenure as a Senator.
According to him, Akpabio with all the resources available to him “could not leave any sustainable, economic project that will make the people remember that there was a time they had a governor, and a senator.”