There is palpable anxiety among officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the possible effects of the shutdown of the National Assembly on the Commission’s N242,445,322,600 2019 poll budget.
Amid ripples of defections, the National Assembly on Tuesday began its annual recess which will end on September 26.
The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is also the chairman of the National Assembly, said the recess was necessary to enable the lawmakers to participate in party primaries ahead of the 2019 elections.
But the timetable released by the electoral commission indicated that the primaries will hold between August 18 and October 7. Read more