Stakeholders Fault INEC, seek elections for vacant Senate seats
August 9 , 2022
Stakeholders in the nation’s electoral process have faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to conduct bye-elections into three Senate seats which became vacant about four months ago following the resignation of the occupants.
A human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome and some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, lament that the denial of the Senatorial Districts representation amounted to great injustice and infringement on their legitimate rights.
The Commission is yet to conduct by-elections into the Senate seats in Nasarawa, Borno and Zamfara States, as constituents lament non-representation in the National Assembly.
The vacancies were declared following the emergence of Senators Abdullahi Adamu and Abubakar Kyari as the national chairman and deputy national chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress respectively on March 26.
While Adamu represented Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Kyari represented Borno North until their resignation on April 12.
Also, Senator Muhammad Hassan Nasiha of the Zamfara Central Senatorial District, on March 1, resigned after he was named as the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State sequel to the removal of Mahdi Aliyu-Gusau.