www.odogwublog.com reports that the Anambra State House of Assembly on  Thursday postponed its sitting to honour Chief Victor Umeh who was sworn in yesterday as the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district.
Umeh has been in court over his the election since 2015 and since Senator Uche Ekwunife's election was nullified, he intensified legal battles.
On December 20th, 2017,an Abuja Court of Appeal ordered the Independent National Electoral commission to conduct a rerun of the senatorial district within 90 day.
Following the order, INEC conducted the poll on January 13, Which Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance won overwhelming.
Journalists who went to cover the plenary of the Anambra State Assembly on Thursday were told that day's sitting was postponed as a mark of solidarity to the APGA senator, who was the national chairman of the party for over 10 years.
The development stalled the defence of the 2018 budget, which was presented to the House by  governor Willie Obiano in December 2017 and billed to be defended by some ministries on Thursday.
Speaking, the chairman House committee on  budget and appropriation, Mr Obinna Emenaka, said, "I was already preparing for sitting today, but received a text message from the speaker to inform us that there would not be sitting today.
"I can not tell you it was because of Umeh's swearing in, but I can only say that we received a message to notify us there won't be sitting today."
But another member of the house who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that, "The state is supposed to declare a work free today for the entire workforce.
"Since the existence of APGA  about 15 years ago,as a political party, it has not produced a senator in this state.  So, that we have done that in Umeh is not a small feat. That's why we decided to postpone our sitting today to honour this great man who has fought over 40 cases for APGA in courts and won all of them."