The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has sworn in Frank Ibezim as the Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District.
Senator Frank Ibezim will be replacing the late Benjamin Uwajumogu who died in December 2019.
In February 2020 during the valedictory speeches, the late Senator was described as an icon who had an active and impactful political life.
“Late Senator Benjamin Chukwumeka Uwajumogu was a distinguished colleague who excelled in every facet of his senatorial duties, whether to his constituency or in his committees’ duties, as well as his usually articulate contributions to Senate debates,” Senator Abdullahi said.
According to Abdullahi, the late senator was a think-tank for several birds of both private and public sectors, including the Nigeria Shippers’ Council.
After the lawmakers took turns to pay their last respect to Uwajumogu, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, also eulogised his late colleague from Imo State.
“Senator Uwajumogu gave a very good account of himself as a human being. Calm, cool, calculated and purposeful.
“He joined us a little bit late in the Eighth Senate, and being the only Senator of APC extraction from the South East, he was close to everyone, especially in the APC caucus and the entire Senate,” Lawan said.
He added, “Every time there was a seeming crisis, he would preach ‘let us unite, let us work for Nigerians who have sent us here’. That was in the Eighth Senate.