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Lawmaker, Wole Oke makes case for constituency delimitation

The Chairman Home Committee on Public Procurement, Oluwole Oke has spoken out in favour of the decision for constituency delimitation by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

In line with the lawmaker from Osun State representing Obokun/Oriade federal constituency within the Home of Representatives, the necessity for INEC to start constituency delimitation within the nation is lengthy overdue.

Oke who in a social media put up known as for the necessity to take a look at this difficulty introduced forth by the electoral umpire with ardour inspired his colleagues to face up for fairness and justice.

He reminded his colleagues {that a} letter INEC had written to the Parliament some years in the past on the necessity for the Nationwide Meeting to take away the seal constitutionally has not been responded to, including that he was certain that they are going to be coming to the parliament with the identical place.

In line with him, “There are many constitutional constraints on INEC concerning resuscitating outdated suppressed constituencies and the creation of recent ones even within the face of sensible realities.

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“It’s time for us to face up for fairness and justice and redefine the premise for the creation of constituencies each on the state and federal ranges vis-a-vis Senatorial Districts constitutionally.

“Till that is completed, INEC can’t do something”, he added.

He questioned why two native governments will produce a member of Home of Representatives and a Senator in a state whereas 16 native governments must produce a Senator in one other State.

“How would Aba North and South federal constituency with a inhabitants of shut to 1 million individuals produce a member for the Home of Representatives whereas a state with lower than a million will produce 5 Home of Representatives members and three Senators.”

DAILY POST remembers that in March 2020, a member of the Home of Representatives from Rivers State, Farah Dagogo, had clarified to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) that the electoral physique doesn’t require a constitutional modification for delimitation of constituencies within the nation.

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Dagogo had conceded that whereas some sections of the nation’s electoral act required amendments, the problem of delimitation was already lined within the structure, and what INEC wanted was adherence to laid down procedures as clearly acknowledged in sections 91, 112 and 114.

Part 91 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria explains that, “Home of Meeting of a State shall include three or 4 instances the variety of seats which that state has within the Home of Representatives… offered {that a} Home of Meeting of a state shall include not lower than twenty-four and less than forty members.”

Part 112 empowers the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to divide each state within the Federation into such variety of State Constituencies inside that State whereas INEC can also be empowered by Part 114 (1) of the Structure to assessment the division of each State into Constituencies at intervals of not lower than ten years”, he added.

Lawmaker, Wole Oke makes case for constituency delimitation

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