Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has slammed the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) over its choice to not conduct bye-elections into three Senate seats that grew to become vacant.
SapaTV stories that three seats grew to become vacant about 4 months in the past following the resignation of the lawmakers occupying them.
The vacant seats are Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Borno North Senatorial District, and Zamfara Central Senatorial District within the Nationwide Meeting.
The seats have been declared vacant following the emergence of Senators Abdullahi Adamu and Abubakar Kyari because the Nationwide Chairman and Deputy Nationwide Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress respectively on March 26.
Whereas Senator Muhammad Hassan Nasiha resigned on March 1 after he was named because the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State.
In an interview with The Punch on Tuesday, Ozekhome stated INEC doesn’t have any cause in any respect to not conduct by-elections for the vacant Senatorial seats.
He stated that the denial of the Senatorial district’s illustration amounted to nice injustice and infringement on their professional rights.
He stated, Its inexcusable, egregious and politically unwise. Senators are direct representatives of the folks, therefore three senatorial zones are created per state by the structure. There are 109 Senators in Nigeria. Except for efficient illustration of their folks, Senators additionally play essential oversight roles in accordance with Sections 88 and 89 of the 1999 structure.
They’re additionally vital in attracting constituency tasks to their constituents and likewise in stabilizing their political events when it comes to voting numbers, whether or not in attaining one-third or two-third majority votes.