Nigeria: Bauchi Assembly Declares Murdered Lawmaker’s Seat Vacant

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Nigeria: Bauchi Assembly Declares
Murdered Lawmaker’s Seat Vacant

By Elom Victor Innocent
Bauchi — Bauchi State House of Assembly has
declared the seat of the late member representing DassConstituency, Musa Mante Baraza vacant.

This is coming three weeks after he was murdered by gunmen.
Baraza was killed in his village at Baraza, Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Speaker of the House, Abubakar Suleiman, who  declaredthe seat vacant Wednesday during
plenary of the house, said the decision followed the death of Mante Baraza.
Suleiman said it was done based on the power vested on him by the Nigerian constitution.
The speaker directed the Clerk of the House to formally inform the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) about the. development
It would be recalled that on August 14, 2020, the lawmaker was killed by armed men, while two of
his wives and daughter were kidnapped.
The police later rescued the wives and one-year-
old daughter.


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