Majority Leader of Nigeria’s 8th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given reasons the National Assembly must be reconvene without further delay.
The lawmaker pointed out that the federal government was heading towards an inevitable shutdown.
Gbajabiamila stated the budget for the 2019 elections have to be passed and the funding of the capital project approved.
The lawmaker spoke to reporters after the meeting, the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had with members of the House of Representatives and senators, in Abuja, on Tuesday evening.
He mentioned, “We’ve to find a means of reconvening the Assembly because as it’s, we’re heading for a constitutional disaster and an inevitable government shutdown because the 2 issues that need to be done if the 2019 budget for the election must be passed and the funding of the capital project and without the approval, that might be difficult.
“I was with the Minister of Finance a few weeks ago and she informed me in no uncertain terms that if she didn’t get the required approval from the National Assembly by the end of August, we should forget funding for the capital budget.
“That’s the reason why I said it’s a task that must be done. I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Presiding Officers to permit us to reconvene the House for this singular objective. It’s just a one-day exercise so that we can all go on our break.
“I do know that these members will be rewarded for their unalloyed loyalty to the party. We’ve got 196 members in the House and that’s about 40 members more than the PDP.
“With that number, we can do the party’s agenda in the House. Even within the PDP, we even have some members who will join us.”