Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has administered the oath of office on Senator Ademola Adeleke, in the chamber, before yesterday’s plenary.
Adeleke, who represents Osun West senatorial district, took over from his brother, Isiaka, who died in April 2017.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, Adeleke defeated Mudashiru Hussein of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a by-election on Saturday, July 8. He polled a total of 97,480 votes to defeat Hussain who secured 66,116 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented him with a Certificate of Return on Monday.
Adeleke, who defected from the APC to PDP, to contest the by-election, said the ruling party in his state does not practise democracy.
“I used to be in the PDP, but, I am back home now. My interest was in APC, but, it was when I got there, we discovered that they don’t practise democracy.”
Reacting to Adeleke being sworn in as Senator, Saraki said on a post on his Facebook page: