The leadership of the National Assembly has summoned an emergency meeting for Tuesday (today).

This was announced by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on International Relations, Bankole Omisore, via his Twitter handle on Monday.

The tweet reads, “NASS leadership will tomorrow meet at noon to consider some national issues. The National Assembly leadership comprises both @NGRSenate and @HouseNGR.

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“It will be followed by another meeting with the leadership of @inecnigeria led by its Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu.”

It was gathered that the meeting, which will be attended by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and the principal officers of both chambers would be briefed by INEC on the 2019 general elections.

It was further gathered that the leadership would also discuss the recent defections, which had generated controversies in both chambers.

There had been rumours earlier on Monday that the National Assembly might reconvene on Tuesday, suspending its ongoing two-month annual recess. But a source at the Senate, who spoke to Punch, dismissed the resumption reports, stating that it was a leadership meeting and not plenary.

The source said, “Yes, a joint leadership meeting has been called for 12 noon tomorrow. The meeting is on the current issues in the National Assembly, all the issues.

“By 1pm, chairman of INEC and other leaders of the commission will join the meeting to brief the National Assembly on the preparations for the 2019 general elections.”

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