Fourth Republic Legislative Constituencies in Plateau State of Nigeria.

The return to civilian government from the military in 1999 is term ‘Fourth Republic’. The legislative arm of Plateau State government (Plateau State House of Assembly) is unicameral and divided into twenty four constituencies which are evenly distributed across the three senatorial zones.

Plateau State Senatorial Zones and Their Constituencies

PLATEAU NORTH SENATORIAL ZONE CONSTITUENCIES

  1. Jos North North
  2. Jos North West
  3. Pengana
  4. Rukuba/Irigwe
  5. Riyom
  6. Jos South
  7. Jos East
  8. Barkin Ladi

PLATEAU CENTRAL SENATORIAL ZONE CONSTITUENCIES

  1. Bokkos
  2. Mangu South
  3. Mangu North
  4. Pankshin South
  5. Pankshin North
  6. Kanke
  7. Dengi
  8. Kantana

PLATEAU SOUTH SENATORIAL ZONE CONSTITUENCIES

  1. Wase
  2. Shendam
  3. Mikang
  4. Langtang South
  5. Qua’an Pan North
  6. Qua’an Pan South
  7. Langtang North North
  8. Langtang North Central

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (NASS) OF NIGERIA

The National Assembly of Nigeria is bicameral, having an upper chamber (the Senate), and a lower chamber (the Federal House of Representatives, commonly known as House of Reps). The Senate is divided into one hundred and nine (109) constituencies, with each of the thirty six (36) states of Nigeria having three constituencies and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT – Abuja has one constituency.

The House of Reps has a total of three hundred and sixty constituencies. Some states have more constituencies than others; example Kano and Lagos states have the highest number of twenty four each followed by Kaduna state with sixteen, Katsina fifteen, Oyo fourteen… and least being five in Bayelsa and Nasarawa States; followed by six in Yobe, Kwara, Taraba, Gombe, Ekiti and Ebonyi states. Plateau State has eight just like Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Enugu and Kebbi States. FCT-Abuja which does not have a full status of a state like the other thirty six states in Nigeria, has only two.

The Plateau State NASS constituencies are:

THE UPPER CHAMBER – SENATE

  1. Plateau North senatorial zone/district
  2. Plateau Central senatorial zone/district
  3. Plateau South senatorial zone/district

THE LOWER CHAMBER – HOUSE OF REPS

  1. Jos North/Bassa
  2. Jos South/Jos East
  3. Barkin Ladi/Riyom
  4. Mangu/Bokkos
  5. Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam
  6. Langtang North/Langtang South
  7. Wase
  8. Shendam/Qua’an Pan/Mikang

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