The resolution followed the adoption of a motion, ‘Election Violence in Ekiti and Need to Eschew Restraint’, at the plenary on Wednesday.
The motion was sponsored by Sen. Biodun Olujimi (PDP- Ekiti).
She recalled that the by-election became necessary following the death of Mr Juwa Adegbuyi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a lawmaker at the state House of Assembly.
According to her, no fewer than three persons were feared dead, while many others sustained injuries.
Subsequently, the senate further resolved and urged the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) to order a full scale investigation into the violence to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of the dastardly act.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the senate also called for the accelerated passage of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which was before it.
The bill seeks to forestall election violence and establish the Electoral Offences Commission to handle issues relating to electoral offences. (NAN)