Jega to Appear Before Senate on Wednesday


Attahiru-Jega-1-600x360The senate on Tuesday summoned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, to appear before it Wednesday concerning the level of his agency’s preparedness towards the forthcoming general elections, PUNCH reports.

The decision was taken following a motion by the senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, who noted that there was the need for Jega to brief the senators and demonstrate the use of the card readers.

The Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, also suggested that the three service chiefs who engineered the postponement of the polls from February 14, be equally invited.

However, while Senate President David Mark, was ruling on the motion and the voice vote approval of the senators, said the invitation of service chiefs would be determined by Jega’s submission on Wednesday.

Mark therefore directed the INEC boss to appear before the senate in plenary Wednesday by 11.00am.

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