- Two House of Representatives’ seats have been declared vacant
- The seats are those representing Kankia/Kusada and Toro federal constituencies of Katsina and Bauchi states
- Bukola Saraki recently swore in Senator Lawal Gumuau and Senator Ahmad Baba Kaita from the two states
Emerging reports have it that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has declared Kankia/Kusada and Toro federal constituencies of Katsina and Bauchi states vacant.
It was learnt that Dogara earlier said he was not in a hurry to declare the seats vacant.
Premium Times reports that the declaration is coming as a result of the swearing in of two members of the House: Ahmed Babba-Kaita and Lawal Gumau as senators by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki.
Kaita represented Kankia/Kusada federal constituency of Katsina state while Gumau represented Toro federal constituency of Bauchi state.
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The duo were elected as senators after the demise of the former occupants of the seats.The late senators, Bukar Mustapha and Ali Wakili, died earlier in 2018.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the House of Representatives, sworn in a new member, Haruna Isah, who was recently elected in a bye-election by the INEC Isah is representing Lokoja/Koton-Karfe federal constituency of Kogi state on Wednesday, October 10, administered his oath of office.
Isah filled the vacancy created by the death of the former occupant of the seat, Umar Jibrin, on March 30.
In a related development, Senate President Bukola Saraki swore in Senator Lawal Gumuau from Bauchi South senatorial district and Senator Ahmad Baba Kaita from Katsina North senatorial district.
The two senators were sworn in a day after the National Assembly was reopened after a long break.
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