The Senate Tuesday summoned the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega to appear before it, Wednesday, February 18, to among other things, demonstrate the use of the card readers.
According to reports, the summons is also to ascertain the level of the agency’s preparedness towards the forthcoming general elections.
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, intended for use in the elections.
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, Senate President David Mark, while 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.
Professor Jega is set to appear before the senate by 11.00am on Wednesday.