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Service chiefs to appear before Senate over elections

2015-02-19 15:34
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Nigeria's security chiefs have been summoned to appear before the Senate to explain why security agencies were unavailable to provide security during the originally scheduled dates of elections, reports Premium Times.

The decision to summon the security chiefs was taken at Wednesday sitting after Senators met with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega.

George Akume, Senate Minority Leader, who moved the motion for the summoning of the security chiefs,  said there was need for security agencies to assure Nigerians of their readiness to provide security for electoral officials during the new dates of the elections.

Also read: Jega refuses to guarantee elections date

Sen. Bukola Saraki in his submission said it is necessary for the service chiefs to be summoned since Jega had repeatedly said he could not answer questions on security for the elections.

Jega had, while announcing the postponement of the elections on Feburay 8, predicated the reason on the advice of the nation’s security chiefs.

Read more at Premium Times.

Read more on: 2015 elections

Read more on: inec  |  attahiru jega  |  bukola saraki  |  abuja  |  2015 elections

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