The National Assembly Joint Committee on elections has re-invited Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to give more clarifications on the 2019 General Election Budget.
The INEC chairman had presented a proposal of N189 million to the Senate Committee on INEC.
The INEC boss is expected to meet with the committee at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, according to the Chairman of the Senate committee on INEC, Sen. Suleiman Nazif.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), we invited the chairman of INEC, who addressed the senate and House of Representatives and we met today to harmonise what transpired yesterday between both chambers,” Nazif told newsmen.
“The meeting was convened consequent upon the letter of President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting for supplementary and virement for the 2019 general elections.
“We have done what we needed to do and we have realised there are differences.
“In view of that, we decided to invite the chairman of INEC for further clarifications tomorrow at 11 O’clock and from there we will issue a statement to inform Nigerians of our position.”
He assured Nigerians that the joint committee would endeavour to make sure that the elections did not suffer any setback as a result of the president’s request to the National Assembly.