- Ademola Adeleke has been sworn in by the Senate
- Adeleke's emergence has helped the PDP number in the Senate rise to 42
- Currently there are 108 Senators in the 109-member body
Senator Bukola Saraki has sworn in Ademola Adeleke who was returned winner in Saturday’s Osun West bye-election.
Adeleke took his oath of office as a senator on the floor of Senate.
Adeleke's emergence has helped the PDP number in the Senate rise to 42, with APC still standing higher at 66.
Currently there are 108 Senators in the 109-member body. One seat, Anambra Central, is vacant following the nullification of the election of Uche Ekwunife.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificate of return to Mr Ademola Adeleke the winner of Osun Senatorial bye-election.
The INEC National Commission Prince Adedeji Soyebi while presenting the certificate, on Tuesday, July 11, in Abuja assured that the commission would continue to improve on the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country.
The winner, who is the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, polled 97,480 votes to defeat former Sen. Mudashiru Hussein of the APC, who scored 66,116 votes.
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