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KWHA declares Balogun/Ojumu constituency seat vacant

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It was gathered from today’s plenary sitting that the Kwara State House of Assembly has declared the seat of the lawmaker representing Ojomu/Balogun Constituency, Offa Local Government, Hon. Saheed Adekeye Popoola, vacant.

This was announced on the floor of the house by the Speaker of the Assembly, who presided over the plenary, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Salihu Danladi.

It was recollected that this decision was ensued by a letter received, written by Hon. Sunday Fagbemi to the house on behalf of APC that they should declare the seat following his decamp from APC to SDP.

The Speaker cited that the declaration agrees with Section 109 (1) G of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

He pointed out that the constitution is clear as Hon. Saheed Popoola ought to have vacated his seat at Ojomu/Balogun Constituency of Offa Local Government having defected from All Progressives Congress APC to Social Democratic Party, SDP

He also explained that since there is no division in the political party of which he was previously sponsored, there is no basis for him to dump it or another party.

Speaker Danladi submitted that the House has therefore informed Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state of this development last Monday for further legislative action as Ojomu/Balogun Constituency is now vacant with Saheed Popoola’s defection to another party.

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