The seventh assembly of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly is set to be almost evenly balanced as the All Progressives Congress (APC) could only manage to get 11 out of the 24 seats that were available in the recently concluded State Assembly elections.
The other seats were shared amongst the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). The results for the Lafia Central State Constituency is still inconclusive.
While the PDP has 8 seats, the NNPP and SDP have 2 seats each.
Among the 24 members of the current 6th Assembly, only 10 of them have secured a return ticket to be part of the 7th Assembly. Three members (Wamba, Keffi East and Karu/Gitata State Constituencies) did not seek re-election to return to the State House of Assembly.
Among those returning are the current Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi (APC, Umaisha/Ugye), the Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Nehemiah Tsentse Dandaura (APC, Akwanga North), Hon. Daniel Ogah Ogazi (APC, Kokona East) and Hon. Danladi Jatau (Kokona West, APC).
Others are: Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala (PDP, Nassarawa Eggon West), Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Peter Akwe (PDP, Obi I), Hon. Luka Iliya Zhekaba (PDP, Obi II), Hon. Ibrahim Aliyu Nana (APC, Keffi West), Hon. Muhammad Adamu Omadefu (APC, Keana) and Hon. Suleiman Yakubu (APC, Awe South).
The other 13 members who will be new comers in the 7th Assembly include: Hon. Hajara Danyaro (APC, Nasarawa Central), Hon. Adamu Kaika (SDP, Udege/Loko), Hon. Muhammed Garba Isimbabi (NNPP, Toto/Gadabuke) and Hon. Ovey John (PDP, Keffi East).
Others are: Hon. John Ali Dizaho (PDP, Karu/Gitata), Hon. Musa Saidu Gude (SDP, Uke/Karshe), Hon. Aliyu Yusuf Chunbaya (PDP, Akwanga South), Hon. Jacob Ajegena Kudu (APC, Nassarawa Eggon East), Hon. Esson Mairiga (PDP, Lafia North), Hon. Muhammed Adamu Onyanki (PDP, Doma North), Hon. Musa Ibrahim (NNPP, Doma South), Hon. Hudu A. Hudu (APC, Awe North) and Hon. Emmanuel Ezekiel Manding (APC, Wamba).