Ebonyi State House Of Assembly Declares Seats Of Three PDP Members Vacant
The seats of three members elected under the People Democratic Party (PDP) have been declared vacant by the Ebonyi State House of Assembly.The three lawmakers include Ali Okechukwu (Ishielu North); Franca Okpo (Abakaliki North) and Victor Aleke (Ebonyi West).
The seats were declared vacant on Tuesday following a letter of resignation purportedly written by the three lawmakers.
The lawmakers who reportedly resigned and their colleagues from the PDP were absent in the plenary attended by about 15 lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Speaker Francis Nwifuru read the letters on the floor of the House after which he declared the seats of the three lawmakers vacant.He also ordered the clerk to write to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to notify the electoral body of the development and the need to conduct fresh elections in the affected constituencies.