This was contained in a point of order raised by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu who revealed that the non representation of the entire people of Rivers State is a breach of section 14 subsection 2c of the 1999 constitution.
Senate Leader Ali Ndume while contributing to the Motion, expressed worry over the inconclusive elections in the country, a trend he claimed could jeopardise Nigeria’s democracy.
The law-makers observed that Rivers State has no representation at the National Assembly, thereby denying the constituents of adequate representation in governance.
At the end of deliberations, the Senate mandated INEC to conduct the Rivers State election on or before December 10 or the Senate will suspend plenary sitting indefinitely.
The motion was widely accepted by senators who endorsed it.