Senate Threatens Strike Over Rivers Election, Asks Buhari to Replace Late Minister
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday threatened to suspend plenary sessions if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to conduct the seemingly abandoned Rivers election (legislative) on or before December 10, 2016.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu had raised a motion calling on INEC to conclude the Rivers election so that the state could be represented in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
The Senate leader, Ali Ndume in supporting the call for the conclusion of the Rivers elections, stated that it was sad that a critical bill like the Petroleum Industry Bill was being deliberated without any senator from Rivers state to make inputs whereas the state is one of the major oil producing states to be affected by the content of the bill.
SP, @bukolasaraki puts the question and the prayer mandating INEC to conduct all pending elections on or before 10th December is adopted.