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....As Senator Uchendu is formally sworn in today as a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Chief Barr. Dumo Lulu-Briggs has congratulated the distinguished Senator Andrew Igbonule Uchendu on his swearing in as the Senator representing the good people of Rivers East Senatorial District. The APC chieftain while congratulating the people's Senator, also prayed for God to strengthen him and imbue him with the wisdom to legislate for the good of all.

The following are his words in a statement delivered in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory:
Barr Dumo with some Rivers APC women leaders at the National Assembly for the swearing in ceremony. 

"I am truly delighted to join in this worthy celebration today. For the APC family in Rivers State, June 28, 2017 is a day to always remember. On that faithful day, it was ruled by the Rivers National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal, that Chief Senator Andrew Igbonule Uchendu is the authentic legislator to represent the people of Rivers East Senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate.

However, with a hope for a different verdict, that ruling was subsequently challenged at the Appeal Court by Senator Thompson Sekibo of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP; but the challenge also came to naught as the appeal court, having looked at the merits of the matter, proceeded to affirming the judgment of the Tribunal on the 24th of August 2017, and finally resting the protracted electoral contest.

Today, the 27th day of September 2017, Rivers state stands still as the Senator is formally ushered into the red chamber to represent the good people of Rivers East Senatorial District. Today, as he officially takes up the sacred parliamentarian function of representing the people, I pray God to increase his strength and wisdom. We are indeed fortunate to have him; a man with no trace of desperation, at the chamber. I do have confidence in his capacity to adequately represent the senatorial district. With great sense of brotherhood and love, I, Dumo Lulu-Briggs, do celebrate with Rivers people and congratulate the Honorable Senator on this epoch making ceremony.

God bless the Senator
God bless the people of Rivers East Senatorial District
God bless Rivers State
God bless APC and
God bless Nigeria." He said.

Uche Woke E.
Special Assistant on Media to Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs..