Following the inauguration of the 9th Senate, the Federal Road Safety Corps has requested that former lawmakers who did not make it back to the National Assembly, return the official vehicle plate numbers issued to them as lawmakers.
According to reports, the corps wrote to the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, asking to collect the vehicle number plates from the former senate president Bukola Saraki and 219 other ex-lawmakers. Out of this number, 69 of the lawmakers were senators while 151 used to be in the House of Representatives.
This was confirmed by the Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Bisi Kareem, in Abuja.
“We have written to the clerk of the National Assembly to direct former lawmakers to return official number plates issued to them. We expect the clerk to reach out to them; we cannot get across to them ourselves, that was why we wrote to the National Assembly about it,” he said.
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42 of the senators lost their seats in the Senate at the primaries stage conducted by their respective parties in October 2018, while the others were not victorious at the elections for the National Assembly.
Besides the former senate president of the People’s Democratic Party, Bukola Saraki, other former lawmakers required to give up their official plate numbers include: Nazif Gamawa (PDP, Bauchi), Godswill Akpabio (All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom West), Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara South), Yele Omogunwa (Ondo South) and Tayo Alasoadura (APC, Ondo Central) among others.