Reps Urge INEC To Allow Use Of TVC, Resolve To Probe Hacking Allegation Of INEC Database

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Speaker, House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow eligible Nigerians with Temporary Voters’ Card (TVC), to vote in next month’s elections, even as it directed investigation into the alleged hacking of INEC database by the All Progressive Congress (APC.

The House noted that many Nigerians were unable to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) as currently being distributed by INEC, pointing out that many of them may be disenfranchised if the commission insists on PVCs for the elections.

Also, the House resolved to investigate the alleged hacking of INEC’s database by a political party.

It would be recalled that the Department of State Security (SSS) recently alleged that the All Progressive Congress (APC) was attempting to hack into the database of INEC with a view to increasing the party’s membership.

The House at the resume sitting Tuesday resolved to set up a “high-powered” committee to probe the matter, directing its committee to report back within two weeks.

The decisions followed two separate motions moved by Minority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila and Deputy Leader Leo Ogor respectively.

The two motions were unanimously adopted.