President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Thursday, swore in a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, as a senator.
Okorocha was not inaugurated on Tuesday because he had yet to collect his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The former governor will represent the Imo West Senatorial District at the red chamber.
The former governor’s certificate was initially withdrawn after the electoral umpire, INEC, said the issuing officer declared the result under duress after the February 23 senatorial elections.
On day of inauguration of the ninth Senate, Mr Okorocha made himself available in the morning but was not sworn in.