A civil society Organisation (CSO), Election Monitor has warned that further delay in the passage odf the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) may lead to constitutional crisis.
This was made known in a statement on Friday in Abuja by the National Coordinator Mr. Abiodun Ajijola. He stated that it would be counter-productive to wait until September 25th to pass the budget for the 2019 general election.
He asked the National Assembly to urgently call off its recess and reconvene to ensure that there was a budget for next year’s election.
“Failure to reconvene the National Assembly to pass the INEC budget urgently and long before the official resumption is capable of plunging Nigeria into an avoidable and unnecessary constitutional crisis which must be completely avoided.”
“Election Monitor calls on all senators and members of the Federal House of Representatives to put Nigeria first and put partisan politics in the back seat.”
“Election Monitor commends the Senate Committee on INEC and House Committee on Electoral Matters for its current INEC budget review activities.”