Breaking: Reps hold meeting with INEC on 2019 elections

Breaking: Reps hold meeting with INEC on 2019 elections

Members of the House of Representatives' Committee on Electoral Matters are today, August 15, meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The committee are meeting with INEC officials to discuss the budget for the 2019 general elections.

The punch reports that INEC ‘s Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, is in attendance at the meeting which was chaired by Aisha Dukku.

The details of the meeting is not yet available as at the time of writing this report.

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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that some lawmakers of the House of Representatives said that the National Assembly never unanimously resolved to reconvene on Tuesday, August 14, to consider the budget for 2019 general polls.

Abdulrazak Namdas, the chairman, House Committee on media and public affairs, disclosed this to on Monday, August 13, in Abuja.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the August 17 deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration will not be extended.

The commission said the exercise would resume after the 2019 general elections scheduled from February 26 and March 2.

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Mohorret Bigun, public affairs officer of INEC in Gombe told journalists on Wednesday, August 1, that the exercise would henceforth include weekends and public holidays to allow for more people to register beginning from August 1.

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