Osun Assembly: Lawmaker agitates for creation of more state constituencies


A lawmaker lawmaker representing Irewole/Isokan Constituency in Osun State House of Assembly, Abiola Ibrahim, is pushing for creation of more constituencies in the state.

Ibrahim made the call as a matter of Personal Explanation during the plenary on Monday.

This creation of more state constituencies, Ibrahim hinted, will not only increase representation and ease governance, but also bring governance closer to the people.

He said, “Subject to the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution, a House of Assembly of a State shall consist of three or four times the number of seats which the State has in the House of Representatives…”

Ibrahim subsequently advanced that based on that, “Osun State with nine federal constituencies is entitled to between 27 or 36 State Assembly Constituencies.”

Member representing Boripe/Boluwaduro Constituency, Simeon Popoola, in his submission, disclosed that he had earlier raised the matter in the 6th and 7th Assembly with no result in sight.

Popoola urged that the matter be given the necessary attention it deserved.

With members representing Ede North, Ifelodun and Atakumosa East and West State Constituencies aligning with the view, the motion was moved and seconded.

The motion held that the splitting of four State Constituencies of Osun State be forwarded to the National Assembly and its Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution.

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