Speaker Abbas declares two Reps seats vacant

Kauthar KhaleelSeptember 27, 20232 min
So far, four seats in the House have been declared vacant by the Speaker.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas, has declared the seats of two lawmakers vacant.
The speaker also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to organise bye-elections for the affected Federal Constituencies.
The declaration follows letters of resignation tendered by Hon. Olatunji Olubunmi-Ojo (APC, Ondo) and Hon. Tanko Sununu (APC, Kebbi), respectively as members of the 10th House read by the speaker on Tuesday.
Recall that the lawmakers were appointed Ministers of Interior and State for Education respectively, by President Bola Tinubu.
Prior to their resignations, Tunji-Ojo was elected to represent Akoko North-East and Akoko North-West Federal Constituency of Ondo State, while Sunono was elected to represent the Yauri/Shanta/Ngaski Federal Constituency of Kebbi State in the February 2023 National Assembly elections.
This development brings the number of seats declared vacant to four.
Also, recall that former speaker of the 9th House, Femi Gbajabiamila, also resigned his position as a member of the 10th House after President Tinubu appointed him Chief of Staff to the President.
In a related development, a member of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Salisu Majigiri, has been sworn in as a member of the House.
Majigiri is to represent Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency of Katsina State after a Supreme Court judgement declared him winner of the 25 February election.

Kauthar Khaleel

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