The former speaker of the Taraba state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Peter Diah, who election was nullified by the Appeal Court, has been re-sworn in as a member of the House following his landmark victory during the re-run election which took place on the 20th of last month h in Mbamnga Constituency of Sardauna Local Government Area of the state.
Also sworn in by the speaker of the House, Rt.Hon. Mark Useni, was the member representing Ardo-Kola constituency, Emmanuel Dame.
It would be recall that the election victory of both members were cut short by the Appeal Court in Yola, Adamawa State, thereby ordering for a re-run in the two affected constituencies.
Both Diah and Dame whom our state correspondent observe red were members of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), emerged victoriously in the re-run which was adjudged election observers as ” fair, transparent and credible.”
Swearing in the members yesterday at the halo chamber of the House of Assembly, the speaker who was visibly elected said the” ” House is now fully constituted with all the twenty-four members in tact.”
Noting that the ” Court of Appeal ordered re-run election in Mbamnga and Ardo-Kola constituencies” the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) according to him ” has since issued the two members their certificates of return.