BREAKING: Defection: Niger Assembly Declares Member Seat Vacant
NEWS DIGEST – The Niger State House of Assembly on Wednesday declared the seat of its member representing Tafa Local Government, Mr Danladi Iyah as vacant after he announced his defection to the People’s Democratic Party.
Mr Danladi Iyah is the chairman, house committee on Environment, Mineral Resources and Forestry.
Declaring the seat vacant at a plenary, the speaker Niger State House of Assembly, Ahmed Marafa read a correspondent from the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, Engineer Jibril Imam.
The Speaker said that there was no basis for the member’s defection as the All Progressives Congress in the state has no crisis.
According to him, the action of the assembly is in line with the provision of 1999 constitution.
Sources also disclosed that the member has been an ‘absconded’ member from the house.