The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has issued certificate of return to Senator-in-waiting for Akwa Ibom North East, Mr. Bassey Etim.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Etim, a former member of the House of Representatives, is to replace Senator Bassey Albert Akpan in the Senate.
Etim has however noted that the victory is not for him or PDP alone, but for Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
However, the sacked Senator Bassey has vowed to reclaim his mandate through an appeal he filed at the Appeal Court.
The newly installed senator awaits Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to conduct his swearing-in anytime from now.
TheNewsGuru.com recalls that a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo on February 27 nullified the election of Senator Bassey as Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district and ordered immediate return of entitlements received while serving as senator.
The judge equally directed Bassey Albert to vacate his seat and ordered the National Assembly to swear in Bassey Etim from Uruan as the Senator for Uyo Senatorial district.
The court also asked INEC to immediately issue certificate of return to Hon. Bassey Etim (Bafil).