This year though, the story was different. Exactly a month after their victory at the polls, the newly elected excos were sworn into office.
The event which took place at the Jural court was quite a small one.
For the first time in a long while, we saw a Lawsa event that was supposed to kicked off by 10am and actually did.
The Master of the ceremony was none other but Eke Martins from the now 500level constituency.
Opening prayer was said by Paul Afabor, from the now 400level and new Clasfon President.
The event had in attendance, the new dean of the faculty, Prof N.Inegbedion albeit briefly for the had to leave for a Senate meeting and was subsequently represented by Dr Mrs Aigbokvaebo, all the new excos, members of parliament, the new staff adviser to the association - Barrister Julius Edobor, amongst others present, Chief Judge of a Magistrate Court, his Worship A.T Mamud amongst others.
The ceremony was brief and straight to the point, the oath of office was administered by - his Worship - A.T Mamud.
After which Dr Mrs Aigbokvaebo, proceeded to say a few words of advice to the newly elected excos.
ULP could not help but notice the copious absence of members of the immediate past executives at the ceremony, even though some claim this was as a result of the rush to get done with their project work.
The closing prayer was said by Dammy from the now 200level class.
Later that same day, congress was also inaugurated, this time by the staff adviser, Barrister Julius Edobor.
There was mild drama however, when the inauguration could not take place on time due to the sudden disappearance of the mace. It was later discovered that the mace was confiscated by a member of the last congressional assembly who just graduated on grounds that the previous congress were yet to receive their allowance thus he could not allow the inauguration of a new one.
While it took some time, finally the mace was released and the inauguration ceremony took place.
The venue was LT 2, and the oath of office was administered by the new staff adviser to the association, Barrister Julius Edobor, alongside the new President of the Association - Daniel Odigwe and the immediate past Speaker - Rt hon Nna Victor.
Congress was at it's peak, as we saw a full house, with all forty representatives present.
Immediately after the swearing-in, the election for principal members of the house took place and it was conducted by the Secretary to the Electoral commission - Ene Precious from the now 500level class.
After the election, which were really nominations, for the whips of the various classes were done, hon Joshua Daudu became the new whip for the now 200level class.
Hon Kenneth Nwimo returned as the whip for the now 300level class.
While hon Patrick Omodia became the whip for the now 400level class.
Hon Andrew Ogiribo (now 200level) was nominated unopposed as the deputy clerk of the house.
Hon Tony Geku (now 300level), was nominated unopposed as the clerk of the house.
For the Position of Chief Whip - Courage Osabuohien contested with Daniel Eiwanlan, (both now 500level) Daniel won the election for that position.
For the position of Deputy Speaker, Jandy Abolaga contested with Amata Uzezi, (both now 400level) , Jandy won the election.
For the position of the speaker of the house, hon Peter Abada contested with hon Franklin Ikechukwu, (both now 500level) Franklin won the election.
The staff adviser congratulated these ones and administered the oath of office for them, after which congress held it's inaugural sitting.
Report by gafar.