Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (Stringer, AFP)
Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) federal lawmakers on Wednesday blocked a fresh move to summon the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega over the preparedness of the commission to conduct the March and April election, reports The Sun.
The APC lawmakers, who on Tuesday regained majority in the House, used their superior numerical strength to thwart attempts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to cause Jega to appear before the House.
The House Deputy Majority leader, Leo Ogor had raised a motion at Wednesday’s calling for Jega’s summon.
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But when the motion was put to a voice vote, it was roundly rejected by the APC lawmakers.
They noted that there was no need for the INEC chairman to appear before the House.
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