By Mojisola Oladele

Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA, has passed a resolution seeking to create four additional constituencies.

This resolution was made during a plenary presided by the Speaker, Prince Adewale Egbedun held at the Assembly Complex, Osogbo.

The resolution was reached after the legislators spoke extensively on an issue of personal explanation raised by the member representing Irewole/Isokan, Mr Abiola Ibrahim who explained that his constituency had more than a local government, therefore there is the need for additional constituencies to bring governance closer to the people.

Contributing on the matter, the member representing, Boripe/Boluwaduro constituency, Mr Simeon Popoola noted that section 91 of the 1999 Constitution states that, “a House of Assembly of a state shall consist of three or four times the number of seats which that state has in the House of Representatives” and this indicates that, Osun State having 9 federal constituencies is entitled to between 27 and 36 constituencies.

Other lawmakers, including the majority leader, Mr Adewunmi Babajide, member representing Ifelodun, Mr Tajudeen Adeyemi, member representing, Atakumosa East/West, Mr Sanmi Areoye noted that creating additional constituencies for the state became imperative to conform with constitutional provisions and has been long overdue.

Aligning with the legislators, the Speaker, Prince Adewale Egbedun said the resolution of the House would be forwarded to the National Assembly for consideration.

Also, Osun State Primary Health Care Development Board Amendment Bill No. 1 scaled through its second reading, during the plenary.

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