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Akpabio declares Umahi, Giadam’s seats vacant



President of Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has declared as the seats of two senators: David Umahi (Ebonyi-South) and Ibrahim Giadam (Yobe-East) vacant, following their appointments as ministers.

It was reported that Akpabio made the declaration at plenary on Wednesday in Abuja.

Akpabio said that the declaration of vacancies in their seats was in accordance with section 68, sub-section (1)(d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

He, therefore, called on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the process of by-elections in the two senatorial districts immediately.

Kingsley Okoye

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