The House of Representatives has questioned the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to carry out proper delineation of 66 electoral constituencies across Nigeria.
The House considered a motion on the matter put forward on Thursday by a member representing Rivers State, Kingsley Chinda.
Mr Chinda informed the lawmakers that INEC’s action had denied people of the 19 affected states of their constitutionally guaranteed right to adequate representation in the state houses of assembly.
The House has urged the electoral commission to immediately outline the said constituencies in line with the provision of Section 91 of the constitution and the 2006 population figures.
The legislators also resolved to forward a copy of the resolution to the Senate for concurrence.
Lawmakers Threaten To Suspend Sittings
The query comes barely a day after the Senate threatened to suspend its sittings if INEC does not conduct the re-run senatorial election in Rivers State by December 10.
The sponsor of the motion and Deputy Senate President, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, called the attention of the Upper House to the pending elections and the failure of INEC to act accordingly.
He was worried that the commission was breaching the Electoral Act, adding that the act had led to the absence of representatives from Rivers State in the Senate after the election was declared inconclusive.