The All Progressives Congress has demanded the immediate reconvening of the National Assembly to consider the 2019 Election Budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The APC also said contrary to claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, the Electoral Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly was alive and awaiting President Muhammmadu Buhari’s assent.
This was contained in a statement signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Friday.
According to the statement, the PDP’s attempt to hide under the yet-to-be assented Electoral Act Amendment bill is an attempt to draw attention away from “the treasonable actions of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who has refused to convene the National Assembly to consider at plenary the crucial 2019 Election Budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission.”
Nabena said “Electoral Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly is alive and awaiting assent. However, assent to bills in all democratic governments reflects the prudence and discretion of the president in balancing the powers of key constitutional bodies and understanding the concerns of the executive.”