‘Seat vacant declared in error’ – Nasarawa Assembly tells opposition lawmaker to resume plenary

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has asked Hon Musa Ibrahim to resume plenary, stating that the vacant seat earlier declared was done in error.

The directive comes 11 days after the Acting Speaker, Abel Bala, declared the seat vacant following a judgement by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which ordered a rerun in one polling unit of the Doma South Constituency.

During Tuesday’s plenary session, Speaker Danladi Jatau admitted that the declaration of the seat as vacant was made in error.

He clarified that the House had not received any communication preventing Hon. Musa Abubakar Ibrahim, a former Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources, from performing his legislative duties.

“The seat of Hon. Musa Abubakar Ibrahim was declared vacant in error by our Acting Speaker during our sitting on December 1st, 2023.

“The House is not in receipt of any communication that will stop Hon. Musa from performing his legislative duties.

“I hereby direct Hon. Musa to return to the House to continue with his duties,” Speaker Jatau said in a statement.

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