The Senator representing Kano South, Kabiru Gaya, has disclosed that the National Assembly would probe the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the postponement of the parliamentary and presidential elections by one week.
INEC had postponed the National Assembly and presidential election initially slated for February 16 to February 23 due to problems of logistics.
Gaya, who spoke with State House correspondents at the weekend, also disclosed why Kano people voted for President Muhammadu Buhari, even though the turnout for the elections was low.
However, Gaya said INEC would be investigated because the shift caused low voters’ turnout.
He assured that the next Senate will work with President Muhammadu Buhari in the interest of the nation.
According to Gaya, “I was happy at the day one when they shifted the elections and I said still after shifting the election we will call them and we will investigate the INEC for shifting the election because it caused a poor turnout. We will find out the reason – if it is funding, we gave them enough funding, if it was issue of security, the security agencies were ready.
“So why should INEC shift the elections? We are going to investigate that when we come back after the governorship election. But sadly, generally they did what they could do, I could say, it’s a pass mark.
“A humble Senate, a vibrant Senate and a Senate that will work with Mr President.”