Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya has declared the Warri South 1 State Constituency seat vacant, setting in motion the process of bye-election in the area.
The position became vacant following the death of Hon. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh.
Igbuya informed the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) of the vacancy on Monday morning.
“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”
Hon. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh who was a fourth term member of the Assembly, died at the age of 56.