By Temitope Adedeji Akure
A member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Sunday Olajide has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fix a date and conduct bye-election to fill the vacant Akure South/North Federal Constituency,.
Olajide stated this on Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo state capital where he asked the INEC to fix a date for the election.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila had declared the Akure South/North federal constituency seat vacant following the death of former occupier, Adedayo Omolafe who died earlier in the year.
Olajide, who represents Akure Constituency 11 in the House of Assembly said the electoral umpire must set in motion, the process of filling the vacant seat so that the people of the two local governments would not be shortchanged in the scheme of things at the national level.
Speaking with reporters about his interest in vying for the vacant seat, Olajide, who is the Chairman House Committee on appropriation said the Akure people would be marginalised, if the seat is not filled within the shortest period of time by INEC.
He appealed to the electoral umpire to fix date for the election so that the elected representative of the people would have input into the budget process going on at the national level.