State House of Assembly Members are those elected by the electorate to make laws for the state. The State House of Assembly is the legislative arm of government of the States legislature in Nigeria that operates Unicameral legislature (single chamber), unlike the Federal level that operates Bicameral legislature (that is, House of Senate and House of Representatives). Each state in Nigeria have their own numbers of legislatures elected from each Local Government in the state. In some states two Local Government may produce 1 lawmaker that represent them in State House of Assembly. Local Government with larger population are delineated into 2 constiuecies to provide equal representation.
State House of Assembly Members Functions
- they make new laws.
- amend or repeal existing laws and
- oversight of the executive.
Again, members serve term of 4 years which is renewable through election. If a law maker die. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must be notified by the deceased member party within 6 months so that another election can be conducted to fill the vacant seat. Such candidate will complete the term of the deceased lawmaker. If the general election is not up 6 months, INEC won’t conduct any election to fill the vacant seat.
State House of Assembly members (lawmakers) convene for sittings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays for plenary sessions in the assembly complex within the state capital. State House of Assembly have the following principal officers:
- The Speaker.
- The Deputy Speaker.
- Majority Leader.
- Deputy Majority Leader.
- Minority Leader.
- Deputy Minority Leader.
- Chief Whip.
- Deputy Whip.
- Minority Whip and
- Deputy Minority Whip.
However, where the is no opposition in the State House of Assembly or when the opposition party is to small in number. The opposition party will not be elected or nominated as principal officer.
Here’s something we can both agree upon…
This write-up will enable you to know:
- The numbers of lawmakers from each state in Nigeria.
- Their names.
- Their constiuecies.
- Their political party and
- If any of them is demise or removed by Court verdict.
- Qualification for State House of Assembly membership and
- State House of Assembly member disqualification.
Let, me clarify…
The State House of Assembly is established by section 90 of the 1999 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Again, the State House of Assembly consist of members that are elected to represent their constituencies. The Constitution states that each State must have not less than 24 and not more 40 members.
How Do You Become State House of Assembly Member?
Whoever wishes to become a State House of Assembly Member must be:
- A citizen of Nigeria.
- At least 30 years of age.
- Educated up to at least school certificate level or its equivalent and
- A member of a political party and is sponsored by such party.
How can State House of Assembly member can be disqualified?
If he or she:
- Voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or has made a declaration of allegiance to such country.
- Is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound.
- Is under a death sentence or imprisonment or fine for an offence involving dishonesty or fraud.
- Has within a period of less than 10 ten years before the date of an election to the House of Assembly been convicted and sentenced for an offence involving dishonesty or has been found guilty of a contravention of the Code of Conduct.
- Is an undisclosed bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in any part of Nigeria.
- Is a member of any secret society.
- Has been indicted for embezzlement or fraud by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry or a Tribunal set up under the Tribunals of any other law by the Tribunal
Now, join me as we tour …
Abia State – 24 Seats
1. Ogbonna Ichita,Aba South,APGA
2. Abraham Obah,Aba Central,APGA
3. Uzodike Aaron,Aba North,PDP
4. Onyekwere Ukoha,Arochukwu,APGA
5. Chukwu Chijioke,Bendel North,APC
6. Emmanuel Ndubiisi,Bendel South,APC
7. Stanley Nwabushi,Ikwuano,PDP
8. Ginger Onwusibe,Isialangwa North, PDP.
9. Chikwendu Kalu,
10. Emeka Okoroafor,Isuikuato, APC
11. Solomon Akpulonu,Obingwa East,PDP.
12. Thomas Nkoro, Obingwa west,PDP
13. Egwatu Obasi, Ohafia North, PDP.
14. Ifeanyi Uchendu, Ohafia South, PDP.
15. Kennedy Njoku, Osisioma North,PDP.
16. Nnamdi Allen, Osisioma South, PDP.
17. Munachim Alozie, Ugwunnagbo, PDP.
18. Paul Taribo, Ukwa East, PDP.
19. Goddy Adiele, Ukwa East, PDP.
20. Kelechi Onuzuruike, Umuhaia, PDP.
21. Chinedum Orji, Umuhaia Central, PDP.
22. Chukwudi Apugo, Umuhaia East, PDP.
23. Jerry Uzodike, Umuhaia, PDP.
24. Okey Igwe, Umunneochi , PDP.
Adamawa State – 25 Seats
1. Raymond Kate, Demsa, PDP.
2. Shuaibu Babas, Furore Gurin, APC.
3. Abdullahi Yapak, Furore Verve, APC.
4. Alhassan Hamman Joda, Ganye, APC.
5. Mohammed Mutawalli Alhaji, Girei, APC.
6. Kefas Japhet, Gombi, PDP.
7. Donglok Adawa, Guyuk, PDP.
8. Aminu Iya-Abbas, Uba, Gaya, PDP.
9. Wesley Barthiya, Hong, PDP.
10. Abdullahi Ahmadu, Leko, Kona, APC.
11. Yuttisori Hamman-Tukur, Jada, Mbulo, PDP.
12. Haruna Jkan Tikiri, Madagali, PDP.
13. Isa Yahaya, Maiha, APC.
14. Myandasa Bauna, Lamurde, PDP.
15. Nahsion Umar Gubi, Nasarawo, Binyeri, PDP.
16. Ibrahim Musa, May-Belwa, ADC.
17. Kwada Joseph Ayuba, Michika, PDP.
18. Shuiabu Musa, Mubi-North, APC.
19. Mackondo Pwamakemo, Numan, PDP.
20. Musa Umar Bororo, Mubi-South, APC.
21. Abubakar Isa, Shelleng, APC.
22. Simon Isa, Song, PDP.
23. Abdullahi Umar, Toungo, APC.
24. Sajo Hamidu A. , Yola North, PDP.
25. Kabiru Mijinyawa, Yola South
Akwa Ibom – 26 Seats
1. Aniete Eka, Uyo, PDP.
2. Mark Esset, Nsit Atai, PDP.
3. Godwin Ekpo, Ibiono Ibom, PDP.
4. Dennis Aniefiok Akpan, Etinan, PDP.
5. Ese Umoh, Essien Udim, PDP.
6. Courage Udeme Otong, Abak, PDP.
7. Mfon Idung, Etim Ekpo/Ika, PDP.
8. Emmanuel Bassey, Ini, PDP.
9. David Lawrence, Eket, PDP.
10. Udo Keirian, Oruk Anam, PDP.
11. Effiong Johnson, Mbo, APC. He replaced Oko Asuquo, PDP as a result of Court verdict.
12. Asuquo Archibong, Ureoffing/Oruku, PDP.
13. Victor Ekwere, Mkpat Enin, PDP.
14. Otobong Bob, Nsit Ubium, PDP.
15. Aniekan Bassey, Uruan, PDP.
16. Aniekan Uko, Ibesikpo Asutan, PDP.
17. Usoro Akpanusoh, Esit Eket, PDP.
18. Kufre Edidem, Itu, PDP.
19. Asuquo Nana, Ikono, PDP.
20. Uduak Udodoh, Ikot Abasi / Eastern Obolo, PDP.
21. Ifiok Okon Udoh, Nsit Ibom, PDP.
22. Charity Friday Ido, Ukanapun, PDP.
23. Effiong Okon Bassey, Oron/Udung Uko, PDP.
24. Idongesit Ntekpere, Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara, PDP.
25. Otuekong Nse Essien, Onna, PDP.
26. Princess Felicia Bassey, Okobo, PDP.
Anambra – 30 Seats
1. Onyebuchi Ofor, Ekwusigo.
2. Lawrence Ezeudu, Dunukofia.
3. Uche Okafor, Anyamelum.
4. Mrs. Beverly Nkemdiche, Onitsha South.
5. Obinna Emeneka, Anambra East.
6. Nnamdi Okafor, Akwa South 1.
7. Ezenwune Fabian, Idemili South.
8. Udemadu Chidi, Ihiala 1.
9. Agbodike Pascal,Ihiala 2.
10. Timothy Ifedioramma, Njikoka 1.
11. Pete Ibida, Njikoka 2.
12. Somtochukwu Udeze, Ogbaru.
13. Ibuzor Edward , Onitsha North 2.
14. Emeka Aforka, Orumba.
15. Ebele Ejioffor
Bauchi State – 31 Seats
APC: 22; PDP: 6; NNPP: 1.
1. Yusuf Mohammed Bako, Pali, APC.
2. Abdullahi Bala Dan, Duguri/Gwana, PDP.
3. Jamilu Umaru Dahiru, Bauda, NNPP.
4. Musa Wakili, Bagoro, PDP.
5. Musa Mate Baraza, Dass; After his killing, after the conduct of bye election Bala Lukshi, APC emerged winner.
6. Bala Abdu Rishi, Lame.
7. Ibrahim Tukur, Toro/James, APC.
8. Nuhu Shadalafiya, Kagarko, APC.
9. Yunusa Ahmed, Warji,
10. Abubakar Suleiman, Ningi, APC.
11. Ado Wakili, Burra, APC.
12. Bakoji Aliyu Bobo, Ciroma, PDP.
13. Mohammed Babayo, Hardawa, PDP.
14. Baballe Abubakar, Dambam/Dagauda/Jalam, APC.
15. Kawuwa Shehu Damina, Darazo, APC.
16. Sa’id Abdullahi Isa, Sade, APC.
17. Gazali Abubakar, Ganjuwa East, APC.
18. Yusuf Inuwa Dadiye, Ganjuwa West, APC.
19. Wanzam Mohammed, Sakawa, APC.
20. Mukhtar A. Sulaiman, Katagum, APC.
21. Sale Mohammed, Jama’re, APC.
22. Bala Rabilu, Itas/Gadau, APC.
23. Sale Hodi Jibir Bello,Disina, APC.
24. Mu’azu Shira, Shira, APC.
25. Dan’umma Bello, Giade-Azare/Madangala, APC.
26. Tijani Muhammed Aliyu, Azare/Madangala, APC.
27. Ali Dan’iya, Madara/Chinade, APC.
28. Umar Yakubu, Udubo, APC.
29. Bello S. Jadori, Gamawa, APC.
30. Ahmed Kawle, Zungur/Galambi/Miri, PDP.
31. Danlami Kawule, Zungur, Galambi, APC.
Bayelsa – 24 Seats
1. Wilson Ayakpo, Ekeremor II, APC.
2. Edward Irigha, Nemba II, APC.
3. Douglas Samson, Nembe III, APC.
4. Omubo Ayonatimiyo, Brass II, APC.
5. Abraham Ngobere, Brass III, PDP.
6. Tonye Isenah, Kolga 1, PDP.
7. Ben Ololo, Nembe 1, PDP.
8. Koku Obiya, Yenogoa II.
9. Tare Pori
10. Monday-Bubou Edwin Obolo, Southern Ijaw II.
11. Isenah Tonye Emmanuel, Kolokuma Opokuma.
12. Iniyobiyo Obiene, Nembe III.
13. Konbowei Friday Benson
14. Joseph Fafi, Kolokuma / Opokumo 2.
15. Munalayefa Edwin Gibson, Ogbia 2.
16. Mitema Obodor
17. Micheal Ogbere, Ekeremor 2.
18. Mrs. Ebiuwowu Koku Obiyai, Yenogoa 2.
19. Bernard Kenebabi, Sagbama 2.
20. Oforji Oboku, Yenogoa 1.
21. Wisdom Fafi
Benue State – 30 Seats
1. Agnes Uloko, Ado, PDP.
2. Edoh Godwin, Agatu, PDP.
3. Abu James, Apa, PDP.
4. Bunde Torkuma, Buruku, PDP.
5. Agaibe N. , Gboko East, PDP.
6. Terna Achir, Gboko West, PDP.
7. William Marange, Guma, PDP.
8. Agbatse Geoffrey, Gwer East, PDP.
9. Chemetyo Damian, Gwer West, PDP.
10. Orban Terungwa, Katsina-Ala West, APC.
11. Adbidyeh Akute, Katsina-Ala East, APC.
12. Dyako Tayershima, Konshisha, ADC.
13. Tertsea Gbishe, Kwande East, PDP.
14. Sugh Abanyi, Kwande West, PDP.
15. Yagba Victor, Logo, PDP.
16. Kwaghzer-kudi Thomas, Markudi North, APC.
17. Terwase Aondoaka, Markudi South, PDP.
18. Onche Peter, Obi, PDP.
19. Peter Enemari, Ogbadibo, PDP.
20. Christopher Adaji, Ohimini, PDP.
21. Ogbu Otumala, Oju 1, APC.
22. Okanga Oponya, Oju 2, PDP.
23. Anthony Agom, Okpokwu, PDP.
24. Odeh Baba, Otukpo, Akpa, APC.
25. Micheal Audu, Adoka, Ugboju, PDP.
26. Mngutyo Bem, Tarka, APC.
27. Thomas Mlanga, Ukum, PDP.
28. Abass Akoso, Ushongo, PDP.
29. Ucha Dominic, Vendeikyar-Tiev, PDP.
30. Uba Titus, Verdeikyar-Kyan, PDP.
Borno State – 30 seats
1. Abdullahi Lawan
2. Dige Mohammed
3. Abdullahi Askira.
4. Bukar Daja-Ali, Damboa
5. Muhammed Saleh, Banga.
6. Mohammed Gujiram, APC – Bayo/Ngazi
Cross River State – 25 Seats
1. Joseph Bassey
2. Peter Odinga Odey
3. Fred Osim
4. Ephraim Okon
5. Regina Ayongo
6. Ettung Jones Williams, Yakurr II
7. Mrs. Maria Akwuji, PDP – Obudu. She was filled to replace her deceased husband and was elected after the conduct of bye election.
Delta State – 29 Seats
1. Emeka Nwaobi, Aniocha North
2. Austin Chikezie, Aniocha South
3. Festus Okoh, Ika South
4. Oboro Preyor, Bomadi
5. Anthony Elekeokwuri, Ika North East
6. Christopher Ochor Ochor, Ukwuani
7. Peter Uviejitbotor, Udu
8. Sheriff Oboreywori, Okpe
9. Shadrach Rapu, Oshimili South
10. Pat Ajudua, Oshimili North
11. Tim Owhefere, Isoko North
12. Reuben Izeze, Ughelli South
13. Charles Emetulu, Ndokwa West
14. Oniyere Whomorouho, Ughelli North
15. Asupa Peter Forteta, Burutu North 1
16. Pullah Ekpotu-Ayerin, Burutu South 2
17. Olorogun Jaro Egbo, Ughelli North 2
18. Anidi Emosivwe, Ethiope East
19. Erhiata Emosivwe, Ethiope East
20. Sheriff Oboreywori, Okpe
21. Emmanuel Sinebe, Patani
22. Austin Oruoye, Warri South 1
23. Matthew Opuoru, Warri South 2
24 Emomotimi Guwor, Warri South West
25. Felix Uruemuesiri, Sapele
Ebonyi State – 24 Seats
1. Okpo Fraca Chinyere, Abakaliki North, PDP.
2. Luke Nkwegu, Abakaliki South, PDP.
3. Maria Ude Nwachi, Afikpo North East, PPA.
4. Kingsley Ogbonnaya, Afikpo North West, PDP.
5. Chidi Ejim, Afikpo South East, PDP.
6. Nkemka Okoro Onuma, Afikpo South West, PDP.
7. Ezzeoma Benjamin, Ebonyi North East, PDP.
8. Aleke Victor Umoke, Ebonyi North West, PDP.
9. Nwaobashi Joseph, Ezza North East, PDP.
10. Chris Ususlor, Ezza South, PDP.
11. Nwuruku Humphrey Alieze, Ikwo North, PDP.
12. Ogiji Imo Chike, Ikwo South, PDP.
13. Ali Okechukwu, Ishielu North, PDP.
14. Julius Ifeanyi Nwokpo, Ishielu South, PDP.
15. Oliver Osi, Ivo Osi, PDP.
16. Nwibo Vincent Mbam, Izzi East, PDP.
17. Nwifuru Francis Ogbonna, Izzi West, PDP.
18. Onu Nwonye, Ohaozara West, PDP.
19. Ude Augusta Chika, Ohaozara East, PDP.
20. Odefa Obasi Odefa, Onicha East, PDP.
21. Valentine Okike Uzo, Onicha West, PDP.
22. Frank Nwaka Onwe, Ohaukwa North, PDP.
23. Oselebe Ebiaga Christian, Ohaukwu South, PDP.
24. Francis Nwifuru, Izzi West, PDP.
Edo State – 24 Seats
1. Chris Okaeben, Oredo West
2. Crosby Eribo, Egor
3. Henry Okhuarobo, Ikpoba-Okha
4. Roland Asoro, Orhionmwon West
5. Nosayaba Okunbor, Orhionmwon East
6. Osaro Obazee, Oredo East
7. Washington Osifo, Uhunmwode
8. Ugiagbe Dumez, Ovia North East 1
9. Vincent Uwadiae, Ovia North East 2
10. Sunday Aghedo, Ovia South-West
11. Francis Okiye, Esan North East 1
12. Emmanuel Okoduwa, Esan North East II
13. Victor Edoror, Esan Central
14. Sunday Ojiezele, Esan South East
15. Marcus Onoun, Esan West
16. Ephraim Aluebhosele, Igueben
17. Ganiyu Audu, Etsako West 1
18. Aliyu Oshiomole, Etsako West 2
19. Emmanuel Agbaje, Akoko Edo 1
20. Yekini Idaiye, Akoko Edo 2
21. Eric Okaka, Owan East
22. Micheal Ohio-Ezo, Owan West
23. Oshoma Ahmed, Etsako Central
24. Kingsley Ugabi, Etsako East
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