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Female House of Reps members reduced to 14

2015-04-21 13:01
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Out of the 360 members of the House of Representatives that would be inaugurated on May 29, only 14 are women, reports Punch.

The number is 13 less that the 27women in the outgoing 7th lower chamber.

Eight out of those elected are staging a comeback having won their re-election bids.

The Peoples Democratic Party outnumbered the All Progressives Congress in terms of female representation in the incoming House.

Also read: APC wins majority in the House of Reps

Nine out of the 14 women are from the PDP, while only five belong to the APC.

Read more at Punch.

Read more on: apc  |  pdp  |  abuja  |  election 2015

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