Only 142 out of 469 NASS members returning to 10th Assembly

With the composition of the 10th National Assembly gradually taking shape, The Nation can report only 142 Senators and House of Representatives members of the 9th Assembly will be returning to the parliament when it is inaugurated in June 2023.

This is made up of 33 Senators and 109 members of the House of Representatives across the 36 styates and the FCT.

About 11 States have no Senator returning to the National Assembly while Anambra is the only State with a returning member in the House of Representatives.

The States without a returning Senator are Bauchi, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Ogun and Ondo states.

However, Senator Adeola Olamilekun who moved from Lagos West to Ogun West is the only Senator returning to the Senate even though he has not served in the State before.

Among the Senators not returning to the National Assembly are Vice President Elect, Kashim Shettima and Deputy National Chairman, North of the APC, Abubakar Kyari.

About 77 Senators and 251 Members will be coming to the Senate and House of Representatives for the first time.

A few of the new Senators are however serving members of the House of Representatives.

In the House of Representatives, The Nation finding revealed that the South East has the lowest percentage of members returning to the House with only 6 members out of the 43 members from the zone, representing 17.5 percent.

In terms of numbers, the North West has the highest number of lawmakers bot returning to the House with 70 members losing their ticket either at the primary level of during the general election.

The South East has 43 members in the House of Representatives, South-south has 55 members, South West has 71 members, North East has 48, North Central has 51 (including the FCT with 2) and North West has 92 members.

Out of this, only 6 members are returning to the House from the South East, 18 members from the south south, 26 from the south west, 17 from North East, 20 from North central and 22 from North west.

Lagos has the highest number of returning members per State while all the lawmakers from Anambra state lost their seats to the Obidient revolution.

About 15 women made it to the 10th House of Representatives, an increase from 12 in the outgoing 9th Assembly, while only 3 women made it to the Senate.

The Nation