THE Senate, on Tuesday, summoned the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to explain the circumstances relating to the shift in the 2015 general election.
Jega, who is billed to appear before the lawmakers today, is expected to explain the readiness of INEC to deploy card readers in the forthcoming general election fixed for March 28 and April 11.
The Senate agreed to summon Jega, following the adoption of a motion by the Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, who demanded that the lawmakers ask Jega to come and brief the plenary on the reason for election postponement and the preparedness of INEC.
The Senate Leader also said that INEC needed to demonstrate how the card reader works and how it would be deployed for the election.
In his contribution, the Senate minority leader, Senator George Akume, however, said though the opposition was in support of Jega’s invitation, the service chiefs, who adduced security reasons to the shift in the elections, should also be invited.