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House of Representatives Declare “Expensive” Seat Vacant, to Notify INEC On Bye Election

By Collins Dupson,, 16th November, 2021

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has declared the seat of Late Adedayo Omolafe vacant, member who represented Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency of Ondo State in the Green Chamber.

Gbajabiamila, while declaring the seat vacant, said the vacancy is as a result of the death of Omolafe on August 16, 2021, which was announced at the plenary on September 14, 2021.

He also said the notification is in fulfillment of section 68 (2) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and for the records.

By this declaration, the House is required to notify the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after which it would schedule the conduct of a by-election to fill the vacant seat.

Meanwhile, before the official declaration of the seat vacant, aspirants from major political parties have been jostling ahead of the bye election.

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