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Ebonyi Assembly Declares PDP Lawmakers’ Seat Vacant


The seats of three lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have been declared vacant by the Ebonyi House of Assembly.

The seats were declared vacant following a letter of resignation forwarded by the three lawmakers. The three lawmakers are Ali Okechukwu (Ishielu North); Franca Okpo Abakaliki North) and Victor Aleke (Ebonyi West). It was gathered that the three lawmakers and their PDP colleagues were not at the sitting, while fifteen lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress were on the seat. The letter was read by the speaker, Francis Nwifuru on the floor of the House after which he declared the seats of the three lawmakers vacant. Nwifuru directed the clerk to write to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to notify the electoral body of the development and the need to conduct fresh elections in the affected constituencies.

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