Breaking: Saraki swears in newly elected Rivers senators as senate begins recess

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday administered oath of office on three senators who were elected in a very tough legislative rerun which held in Rivers State last Saturday.

The lucky senators are Magnus Abe, George Sekibo and Osinakachukwu Ideozu.

Abe is representing Rivers South East in the upper chamber of the National Assembly; Mr. Sekibo represents Rivers East while Mr. Ideozu is representing Rivers West.

The seats for the three senatorial districts from Rivers State had been vacant since December when the Court of Appeal invalidated legislative elections held during the 2015 general elections in the oil rich state.

“They just came from a tough election,” Mr. Saraki said after congratulating the newly sworn in Senators.

Mr. Sekibo (PDP) is in the Senate for the third time, Mr. Abe (APC) the second time and Mr. Ideozu (PDP) is a first time senator.

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The rerun in Rivers is still inconclusive as results are yet to be known for nine constituencies

Meanwhile, the Senate has adjourned sitting till January 10, with the swearing in winding up the legislative activities for the year 2016