Section 112-119 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Preamble to the Constitution Section 1 – Supremacy of constitution Section 2 – The Federal Republic of Nigeria Section 3 – States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Section 4 – Legislative powers Section 5 – Executive powers Section 6 – Judicial powers Section 7 – Local government system Section 8 – New states and boundary adjustment, etc. Section 9 – Mode of altering provisions of the constitution Section 10 – Prohibition of State Religion Section 11 – Public order and public security Section 12 – Implementation of treaties Section 13-24 – Chapter II [Fundamental Objectives and directive Principles of State Policy] Section 25-32 – Chapter III [Citizenship] Section 33 – Right to life Section 34 – Right to dignity of human persons Section 35 – Right to personal liberty Section 36 – Right to fair hearing Section 37 – Right to private and family life Section 38 – Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion Section 39 – Right to freedom of expression and the press Section 40 – Right to peaceful assembly and association Section 41 – Right to freedom of movement Section 42 – Right to freedom from discrimination Section 43 – Right to acquire and own immovable property Section 44 – Compulsory acquisition of property Section 45 – Restriction on and derogation from fundamental human rights Section 46 – Special jurisdiction of High Court and Legal aid Section 47-51 [Part I – National Assembly (A – Composition and Staff of National Assembly)] Section 52-64 (B – Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of National Assembly) Section 65-70 (C – Qualifications for Membership of National Assembly and Right of Attendance) Section 71-79 (D – Elections to National Assembly) Section 80-89 (E – Powers and Control over Public Funds) Section 90-93 [Part II – House of Assembly of a State (A – Composition and Staff of House of Assembly)] Section 94-105 (B – Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of House of Assembly) Section 106-111 (C – Qualification for Membership of House of Assembly and Right of Attendance) Section 112-119 (D – Elections to a House of Assembly) Section 120-129 (E – Powers and control over Public Funds) Section 130-152 [Part I – Federal Executive (A – The President of the Federation)] Section 153-161 (B – Establishment of Certain Federal Executive Bodies) Section 162-168 (C – Public Revenue) Section 169-175 (D – The Public Service of the Federation) Section 176-196 [Part II – State Executive (A – The Governor of a State)] Section 197-205 (B – Establishment of Certain State Executive Bodies) Section 206-212 (C – The Public Service of State) Section 213 [Part III – Supplemental (A – National Population Census)] Section 214-216 (B – Nigeria Police Force) Section 217-220 (C – Armed Forces of the Federation) Section 221-229 (D – Political Parties) Section 230-236 [Part I – Federal Courts (A – The Supreme Court of Nigeria)] Section 237-248 (B – The Court of Appeal) Section 249-254 (C – The Federal High Court) Section 255-259 (D – The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 260-264 (E – The Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 265-269 (F – The Customary Court of appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 270-274 [Part II – State Courts (A – High Court of a State)] Section 275-279 (B – Sharia Court of Appeal of a State) Section 280-284 (C – Customary Court of Appeal of a State) Section 285 [Part III – Election Tribunals] Section 286-296 [Part IV – Supplemental] Section 297-304 [Part I – Federal Capital Territory, Abuja] Section 305-308 [Part II – Miscellaneous Provisions] Section 309-317 [Part III – Transitional Provisions and Savings] Section 318-320 [Part IV – Interpretation, Citation and Commencement] First Schedule Second Schedule Third Schedule Fourth Schedule Fifth Schedule Sixth Schedule Seventh Schedule

Section 112-119 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 112 to 119 of the constitution of Nigeria is titled Elections to a House of Assrmbly. It is D under Part II (House of Assembly of a State) of Chapter V (The Legislature) of the constitution.

Section 112 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

State constituencies

Subject to the provisions of sections 91 and 113 of this Constitution, the Independent National Electoral
Commission shall divide every state in the federation into such number of state constituencies as is equal to three or
four times the number of Federal constituencies within that state.

Section 113 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Size of state constituencies

The boundaries of each State constituency shall be such that the number of inhabitants thereof is as nearly
equal to the population quota as is reasonably practicable.

Section 114 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Periodical review of State constituencies

(1) The Independent National Electoral Commission shall review the division of every State into constituencies
at intervals of not less than ten years, and may alter such constituencies in accordance with the provisions of this
section to such extent as it may consider desirable in the light of the review.
(2) The Independent National Electoral Commission may at any time carry out such a review and alter the
constituencies in accordance with the provisions of this section to such extent as it considers necessary in
consequence of any alteration of the boundaries of the State or by reason of the holding of a census of the population
of Nigeria in pursuance of an Act of the National Assembly.

SEE ALSO  Section 106-111 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 115 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Time when alteration of state constituencies takes effect

Where the boundaries of any State constituency established under section 112 of this Constitution are altered in
accordance with the provisions of section 114 of this Constitution, that alteration shall come into effect after it has
been approved by the National Assembly and after the current life of the House of Assembly.

Section 116 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Time of elections to Houses of Assembly

(1) Elections to a House of Assembly shall be held on a date to be appointed by the Independent National
Electoral Commission.
(2) The date mentioned in subsection (1) of this section shall not be earlier than sixty days before and not later than
the date on which the House of Assembly stands dissolved, or where the election is to fill a vacancy occurring more
than three months before such date, not later than one month after the vacancy occurred.

Section 117 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Direct election and franchise

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, every State constituency established in accordance with the
provisions of this part of this Chapter shall return one member who shall be directly elected to a House of Assembly
in such manner as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly.
(2) Every citizen of Nigeria, who has attained the age of eighteen years residing in Nigeria at the time of the
registration of voters for purposes of election to any legislative house, shall be entitled to be registered as a voter for
that election.

SEE ALSO  Schedule VI to the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 118 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Supervision and election

The registration of voters and the conduct of elections shall be subject to the direction and supervision of the
Independent National Electoral Commission.

Section 119 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Power of National Assembly as to determination of certain questions

The National Assembly shall make provisions as respects –
(a) persons who may apply to an election tribunal for the determination of any question as to whether –
(i) any person has been validly elected as a member of a House of Assembly,
(ii) the term of office of any person has ceased, or
(iii) the seat in a House of Assembly of a member of that House has become vacant;
(b) circumstances and manner in which, and the conditions upon which, such application may be made; and
(c) powers, practice and procedure of the election tribunal in relation to any such application.

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