The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Monday Igbuya on Monday declared the Warri South 1 Constituency seat vacant, setting in motion the process of bye-election in the area.
The position became vacant following the death of Mrs. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh.
Igbuya informed the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) of the vacancy on Monday morning.
According to the speaker, “Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended) and the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) which empowers the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct election into any vacant seat in state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria and following the demise of Hon Omawumi Udoh, I hereby inform you that the Delta State House of Assembly has declared Warri South 1 State Constituency seat vacant.
“This information is necessary to enable your commission act in line with the Statutory Provisions of conducting a bye-election to fill the vacant seat” Igbuya said.
Udoh who died from a protracted illness was buried over the weekend in her home town.