In a matter of weeks, the tenth House of Representatives would be inaugurated following the completion of the 2023 National Assembly elections and the announcement of winners across 358 federal constituencies out of 360 nationwide by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The green chamber is composed of 360 federal constituencies across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The number of constituencies per State varies as population strength was used as the criteria used determining the number of constituencies each state can have while the FCT was divided into two federal constituencies covering its six area councils.
Federal constituencies per state, FCT
Lagos and Kano states have the highest number of seats with 24 each followed by Kaduna with 16 seats and Katsina with 15 seats.
Oyo–14 seats, Rivers—13 seats and Bauch–12 seats. Anambra, Benue, Jigawa and Sokoto have 11 seats each. Akwa-Ibom, Borno, Delta, Imo and Niger have 10 seats each respectively.
Edo, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo and Osun have 9 seats while Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Enugu, Kebbi and Plateau have 8 seats each in the House of Representatives.
Others are Zamfar—7 seats, Bayelsa and Nasarawa 5 seats each, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Gombe, Kwara, Taraba and Yobe have 6 seats each while the FCT have 2 seats.
Party dominance by Geopolitical zone and State in the 10th Green Chamber
The composition of the 10th House of Representatives is based on the number of elected lawmakers from each geopolitical zone, the states and the political party where they emerged.
North-East—Constitutionally, the north-east comprising of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe has 48 allotted seats. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 25 members elect while the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 23.
North-Central—Constitutionally, the north-central comprising Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau and the FCT have 51 allotted seats. The APC got 36, PDP got 11, African Democratic Congress (ADC) got 2 and Social Democratic Party (SDP) got 2 seats respectively.
North-West—Constitutionally, the northwest comprises Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano and Sokoto have 92 seats. The APC got 43, PDP got 28, New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNP) got 19 and the Labour Party (LP) got 2 seats respectively.
South-East—Constitutionally, the south-east comprises Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo with 43 seats. The APC got 8, PDP got 6, LP got 22, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) got 5 and Young Progressives Party got 1 seat respectively.
South-West—Constitutionally, the south-west comprises Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo with 71 seats. The APC got 52, PDP got 16, and LP got 3 seats respectively.
South-South—Constitutionally, the south-south comprises of Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers with 55 seats. The APC got 14, PDP got 36, and LP got 6 seats respectively.
Party with the majority seats
The All Progressives Congress (APC) won in 176 federal constituencies to clinch the majority seats in the soon-to-be-inaugurated 10th green chamber. Although, there are petitions at various tribunals across the country in which the outcome may alter the majority stance of the APC in due course, as 470 petitions have been filed against the House of Representatives elections.
The closest rival of the APC, the PDP won in 118 federal constituencies followed by LP winning in 35. NNPP won in 19, APGA—5, SDP—2, ADC—2 and YPP—1.
Out of the 360 seats, women emerged in only 15 federal constituencies.
Yet to be announced
Election results in two federal constituencies are yet to be announced. These include Isu, Njaba, Nkwerre and Njaba in Imo and Ikono/Ini in Akwa-Ibom states.