Tuesday, 7 April 2015

302 Abuja Honourables Lose Seats!

 About 302 out of 360 members of the House of Representatives will not return to their seats when the 8th session of the National Assembly will be inaugurated on June 6, investigation has shown.

Leading the pack are the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal; the Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha; the House Majority Leader, Mulikat Akande-Adeola; the Chief Whip, Ishaka Bawa; the Minority Whip, Sampson Osagie; and the Deputy Minority Leader, Abdulrahman Suleiman-Kawu.

Other prominent non-returning lawmakers are a former Chairman, Adhoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Probe, Farouk Lawan; and the Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Ajibola. Muraina.

Lawan, also a former chairman, House Committee on Information and House Committee on Education, was first elected to the House in 1999.

While Tambuwal, Ihedioha and other principal officers vied for either governorship or senatorial positions, the majority of the lawmakers lost their re-election bid during the March 28 National Assembly election, leaving just about 58, who scaled through the hurdles.

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