Abuja - Less than 30 days to the February general election, the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently in a battle of wits with the House of Representatives over the procedures for the elections, reports Leadership.
The House at its plenary on Tuesday directed INEC to allow eligible voters to vote with their temporary voter cards (TVCs) during the forthcoming general election.
The House arrived at the decision after adopting a motion by the House minority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila to that effect.Also read: Jonathan orders INEC to issue PVCs to registered voters
Gbajabiamila noted that it was impossible for INEC to distribute the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to all registered voters before the elections.
INEC insisted that that only voters with PVCs will be allowed to vote in the 2015 general elections
Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, noted that the commission is yet to receive any directive to allow voters with TVCs to vote.
Read more at Leadership.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.