Senator Gabriel Suswam today at the plenary moved the Motion on approval for the restoration of Two (2) State Constituencies of Mata State Constituency from Ushongo State Constituency of Benue State and the restoration of Agasha State Constituency from Guma State Constituency in compliance with the decisions of the Courts and Section 115 of the Constitution.
After deliberating on the motion by Distinguished Senators the Senate resolved to:
i. Approve the restoration of Mata State Constituency from Ushongo State Constituency as directed by the Federal High Court comprising:
i. Ikov (2);
ii. Mbagba (07);
iii. Mbagwaza (08);
iv. Mbayegh (10); and
v. Uange (11).
ii. Approve the restoration of Mbagwa State Constituency from Ushongo State Constituency as directed by the Federal High Court comprising:
i. Artikyese (01);
ii. Lessel (03)
iii. Mbaaka (04)
iv. Mbaanyam (05)
v. Mbaawe (06); and
vi. Mbakuha (09);
iii. Approve the restoration of Agasha State Constituency by altering the boundaries of the current Guma State Constituency to create two State constituencies namely: Agasha State Constituency comprising Saghev, Ndzorov, Kaambe and Abinsi council wards, Guma State constituency comprising Uvir, Mbadwem, Mbabai, Mbawa, nyiev and mbayer/yandev council wards;
iv. Direct the Independent National Electoral Commission to comply with this resolution to ensure the restoration of Mata and Mbagwa State Constituencies from Ushongo State and the restoration of Agasha State Constituency from Guma State Constituency, to be effected in the next State House of Assembly election after the current life of the Benue State House of Assembly in compliance with Section 115 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended; and
v. Seek the concurrence of the House of Representatives in line with Section 115 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.
Michael Tivlumun Zendesha
Office of the Senator
Benue North-East Senatorial District