The Senate has sworn in Senator Andrew Uchendu as the representative of Rivers East Senatorial district in the upper legislative house.

Uchendu ‎of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is replacing George Sekibo who was sacked by the court.

The appeal court had on August 24, 2017 upheld ‎the decision of the tribunal which sacked Sekibo from the Senate.
 
The appellate court held that Sekibo's appeal lacked merit as it did not show facts as to why the decision of the lower court should be set aside.

Uchendu took his oath of office on Wednesday during the Senate plenary.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu‎ administered the oath of office on the senator.