Isiaka Adeleke's brother sworn in as Senator, swells PDP senate caucus to 43
swearing in has now increased the number of People’s Democratic
Party, PDP caucus in the Upper House to 42.
oath of office was administered on him by the Clerk of the Senate, Mr
Nelson Ayewoh during plenary.
who was elected on the platform of the PDP, came to the National
Assembly very early Wednesday with his supporters and clad
in white Yoruba traditional agbada attire with a befitting cap style
of his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adeleke defected to the PDP in
the heat of nominating a candidate to fill vacant position of the
senatorial seat in the National Assembly following the death of
eventually joined PDP when the APC ticket was given to Senator
Mudashir Hussain. Senator Adeleke was declared winner of the
bye-election held last Saturday, winning in nine out of 10 local
government areas of the senatorial district.
National Electoral Commission, INEC had declared Adeleke of the PDP
winner of the bye-election, polling 97, 480 votes to beat his arch
rival, Senator Mudashir Hussein of the APC who scored 66, 116.