The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) directed by the House of Representatives after passing a resolution to allow Nigerians eligible to use their temporary voters’ card in February polls.
According to the honourable members, this step became necessary due to the fact that a lot of Nigerians are yet to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and many may not be allowed to perform their civic right as long as the commission insists on PVCs during the polls.
The House also resolved to look into the issue of a political party hacking into INEC’s database as alleged recently by the Department of State Security (SSS) in which it stated that the All Progressive Congress (APC) was planning to hack into INECs data base in other to increase the party’s membership and influence vote.
Also,it was resolved by the House to set up a high powered committee to investigate the issue and report its findings back to the House in two weeks.
The resolutions were made following two different motions moved by the Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila and Deputy Leader, Leo Ogor.