February 25, 2024
PDP Writes INEC, Demands Election To Replace 27 Defected Rivers Lawmakers
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PDP Writes INEC, Demands Election To Replace 27 Defected Rivers Lawmakers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) immediately commence the process of conducting fresh elections into the 27 State constituencies in Rivers State, which, it says, have become vacant by reason of the defection of the 27 former state lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Invoking Section 109 (1) (g) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) to support their claim, the PDP claims that the 27 lawmakers’ seats in the Rivers State House of Assembly are now vacant due to their departure from the PDP, the political party platform on which they were elected.

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In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja yesterday, the PDP demanded that the Speaker of the Rivers State House Assembly immediately complies with the provision of the constitution by declaring the seats of the 27 former lawmakers vacant.

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