Saraki Bows To Pressure, Summon National Assembly Leaders For Emergency Meeting


The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday convened an emergency meeting of the leaderships of the two chambers of the National Assembly.


The meeting, expected to have in attendance principal officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is scheduled to hold tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon.
A source who confirmed the meeting said it would touch on pressing national issues seeking the urgent attention of the National Assembly.
The officials are expected to meet for one hour beginning at noon.
The source added that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, will then meet with the lawmakers at 1 p.m.
Issues expected to be on the agenda of the meeting include the string of defections in the political space, the rumoured plan to impeach Saraki and the pending 2019 elections supplementary budget, among others.
Sources have it that the leadership might consider the possibility of reconvening the National Assembly to discuss urgent and important national issues pending before the lawmakers.
A media aide to Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed his principal is planning a meeting but declined to provide details.
Recall that the Senate and the House of Representatives proceeded on annual recess on July 24 to reconvene on September 25.

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