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Senate President Bukola Saraki calls an emergency meeting of the National Assembly leaders.

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The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has convened a meeting of the leaderships of the two chambers of the National Assembly, according to reports.

The meeting, which is expected to be attended by principal officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is scheduled to hold Tuesday afternoon.

A source, who confirmed the meeting to to news outlets said the meeting would touch on pressing national issues seeking the urgent attention of the National Assembly.

The officials are expected to meet for one hour beginning at noon.

The source added that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, will then join the lawmakers at 1 p.m.

Issues expected to be on the agenda of the meeting include the string of defections in the political space, the rumoured plot to impeach Mr. Saraki and the pending 2019 elections supplementary budget, among other issues.

The leadership, the source further added, might consider the possibility of reconvening the National Assembly to discuss urgent and important national issues pending before the lawmakers.

Some APC senators, including Ali Ndume and Ahmed Lawal, have insisted that the long adjournment of the National Assembly by Mr. Saraki is not in the best interest of the country.

A media aide to Mr Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed his boss is planning a meeting but did not provide details.

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