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8th Assembly: 302 Reps sacked



Reps grudgingly pass N1.060 trillion 2016 budget

Just like their senior colleagues in the Senate who lost out in the March 28 elections, about 302 of the 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.

Some of them, like Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal and Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha left to contest for the governorship seat of their states. About 155 were unable to get their party’s ticket to contest, while others lost out because voters gave them the red card.

Among those who are not returning, are 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.

The APC with over 200 members now has the clear majority, over the PDP, which boosts of less than 150 members in the latest set up.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    April 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Which works in favour of Buhari, esp in terms of the statement he released last week on his action plan for Nigeria. A sizeable chunk of it needs senate and house approvals. Basically GMB needs the house to succeed.

  2. Ogakris

    April 7, 2015 at 10:37 am

    The first assignment for the 8th Assembly when they reconvene is to slash their jumbo emoluments to a maximum of 30% of what they are today.

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