- Senator Shehu Sani has urged INEC to resolve conflicts arising from their request for the 2019 general elections
- He said the money requested by the presidency for the election is different from the one INEC claimed it needed
- According to him, FG requested for N143 billion while INEC requested for N189 billion for the same election
The senator representing Kaduna central at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has urged the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to resolve conflicts arising from their request for the 2019 general elections with the presidency.
According to Sani, the money requested by the presidency for the election is different from the one INEC claimed it needed.
Going further, he urged INEC to reach out to the presidency and reconcile the figures. He added that if there is no adjustments to the figures, the president's request should be approved.
"The president request for INEC to the NASS is N143Billion and the INEC request is N189 billion. There should be no conflict or partisanship here. INEC should sort it out with the presidency if there’s the need for adjustment.Otherwise,the president request should be approved."
NAIJ.com had reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, August 19, lambasted the executive arm of the government for allegedly submitting the Independent National Electoral Commission’s budget for 2019 general elections late.
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Saraki, who accused the executive of lack of foresight, made the statement through his special adviser on new media, Olu Onemola, while reacting to the allegation by Muhammadu Buhari Media Organisation that the Senate intentionally delayed the approval of the INEC budget.
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