Osun assembly calls for splitting four constituencies with two LGAs

Osun assembly calls for splitting four constituencies with two LGAs

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In line with the provision of section (91) of the 1999 constitution, the Osun State House of Assembly is believed to have been shortchanged with the number of seats apportioned to it.

This was pointed out by the member representing Irewole/ Isokan State Constituency, Hon. Abiola Ibrahim who said: “Subject to the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution, a House of Assembly of a State shall consist of three or four times the number of seats which the State has in the House of Representative”.

Ibrahim subsequently advanced that based on the above, the Osun State House of Assembly with nine(9) Federal Constituencies, is thus entitled to 27 or 36 State Assembly constituencies.

This was raised as a matter of Personal Explanation during the plenary by the lawmaker who cited that constituencies having more than one local government should be given additional representation.

This, Ibrahim expressed, will not only increase representation and ease governance but also bring governance closer to the people.

The people of Irepodun/Orolu had in the past approached a Federal High Court in Osogbo to demand splitting of the Constituency.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had in 2019 appealed the judgment of the Federal court and the matter is still pending in the appellate court.

 

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