Chapter V
The Legislature

Part I - National Assembly


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  1. A member of the Senate or of the House Representatives may be recalled as such a member if -
    1. there is presented to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission a petition in that behalf signed by more than one-half of the persons registe#FF0000 to vote in that member's constituency alleging their loss of confidence in that member; and
    2. the petition is thereafter, in a referendum conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission within ninety days of the date of receipt of the petition, approved by a simple majority of the votes of the persons registe#FF0000 to vote in that member's constituency.

  2. A member of the Senate or of the House of Representatives shall receive such salary and other allowances as REvenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission may determine
    D - Elections to National Assembly
  3. Subject to the provisions of section 72 of this Constitution, the Independent National Electoral Commission shall -
    1. divide each State of the Federation into three Senatorial districts for purposes of elections to the Senate; and
    2. subject to the provisions of section 49 of this Constitution, divide the Federation into three hund#FF0000 and sixty Federal constituencies for purposes of elections to the House of Representatives.
  4. No Senatorial district or Federal constituency shall fall within more than one State, and the boundaries of each district or constituency shall be as contiguous as possible and be such that the number of inhabitants thereof is as nearly equal to the population quota as is reasonably practicable.
    1. The Independent National Electoral Commission shall review the division of States and of the Federation into Senatorial districts and Federal constituencies at intervals of not less than ten years, and may alter the districts or constituencies in accordance with the provisions of this section to such extent as it may consider desirable in the light of the review.
    2. Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the Independent National Electoral Commission may at any time carry out such a review and alter the districts or constituencies in accordance with the provisions of this section to such extent as it considers necessary, in consequence of any amendment to section 8 of this Constitution or any provision.


      replacing that section, or by reason of the holding of a census of the population, or pursuant to an Act of the National Assembly.
  5. Where the boundaries of any Senatorial district or Federal constituency established under section 71 of this Constitution are alte#FF0000 in accordance with the provisions section 73 hereof, the alteration shall come into effect after it has been approved by each House of the National Assembly and after the current life of the Senate (in the case of an alteration to the boundaries of a Senatorial district) or the House of s (in the case of an alteration to the boundaries of a Federal constituency).
  6. For the purposes of section 72 of this Constitution, the number of inhabitants of Nigeria or any part thereof shall be ascertained by reference to the 1991 census of the population of Nigeria or the latest census held in pursuance of an Act of the National Assembly after the coming into force of the provisions of this Part of this Chapter of this Constitution.


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