House of Reps Orders INEC to Restore 8 state Constituencies in Oyo

The House of Representatives has mandated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to obey the Court injunction on the restoration of eight state Constituencies across Oyo State.

The constituencies are Ibadan North III, Ibadan South-West III, Ibarapa Central, Irepo, Itesiwaju, Oyo East, Saki East and Surulere.

The resolution was passed on Wednesday sequel to the adoption of a motion jointly sponsored by Hon. Odebunmi Olusegun Dokun, Rep. Akeem Adeyemi, Hon. Olajide Olatunbosun, Hon. Ojerinde Olumide and Hon. Olaide Akinremi, who emphasised the need for the operation of the eight State Constituencies to take effect in the succeeding State House of Assembly election under the provision of section 115 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

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In his lead debate, Hon. Dokun stressed the need to uphold the decision of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Ibadan Division on the 8th March 2013 which ordered INEC to make the restored 8 State Constituencies operational forthwith.

While noting that there is a substantive judgement to restore the constituencies, Hon. Dokun expressed displeasure over the Independent National Electoral Commission recalcitrant attitude to obey the Court injunction.
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Meanwhile, in his ruling, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase who allayed the fear of members whose constituencies have been affected by the same circumstance disclosed that there is a motion in the works to give the issue a national scope, as a permanent solution.

To this end, the House mandated the House Committee on Electoral Matters to ensure compliance.

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