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INEC to spend N10bn on rerun elections

Posted by on Feb 11th, 2016 and filed under News, Politics, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

wpid-inec-logoThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to spend N10 billion on 80 rerun elections in the country, the commission’s chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu, said on Wednesday.

Yakubu, who said INEC was constrained on when to conduct the polls by law and the courts that nullified the elections, argued that polls must be conducted between now and March 19.

He, however, explained that the commission’s next line of action would be determined by the outcome of the various elections tribunals and court rulings.

Yakubu while presenting INEC’s 2015/2016 budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, said the N10b is required for logistics and other electoral activities.

The committee promised to offer necessary assistance required for the conduct of the 2019 general election, saying early preparation for the polls should be prioritized.

The committee’s Chairperson, Aishatu Dukku, demanded for the schedule of various purchases required by INEC.

She added that the committee would visit all the state units of INEC to ascertain the commission’s preparedness for future activities.

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