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Speaker Dogara Declares Two Reps' Seats Vacant

The seats of Kankia/Kusada and Toro federal constituencies of Katsina and Bauchi states respectively, were on Tuesday, declared vacant by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

Dogara's declaration is coming as a result of the
swearing in of two members of the House: Ahmed Babba-Kaita and Lawal Gumau as senators by the senate president, Bukola Saraki.

Kaita represented Kankia/Kusada federal constituency of Katsina State while Mr Gumau represented Toro federal constituency of Bauchi State.

The duo were elected as senators after the demise of the former occupants of the seats. The late senators, Bukar Mustapha and Ali Wakili, died earlier in 2018.

Following Dogara's declaration, INEC is expected to do the needful.