The senate yesterday summoned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmud Yakubu to explain why the commission has refused to conclude and announce results of re-run elections in Rivers, Imo, Anambra and Kogi states.
 
The move followed a matter of urgent national public importance moved by Senator Ben Murray Bruce representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District.

The senator, in his Point of Order, said: “We have not had representation in this chamber from Rivers State, part of Anambra, Imo, Kogi and some other states. INEC concluded elections in one week in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) but in these states they had no representation here and it does not make any sense.

 “It is a violation of the constitution; the people of these states have a right to have representation here. The INEC Chairman owes us an explanation to explain why these elections have not been concluded.

 “It is a simple matter and it is the responsibility for INEC to conclude these elections so that the people of these beautiful states have representation here in the Senate.”