Senate President Ahmad Lawan has sworn in Christopher Ekpeyong as senator representing Akwa Ibom North West.
Ekpeyong was sworn in on Thursday after defeating Godswill Akpabio in a rerun election held on January 25.
Akpabio, who is the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, had petitioned the courts on Ekpeyong’s victory.
The appeal court granted his plea and ordered a rerun. But Akpabio said he was no longer interested in the election, a request which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rejected.