INEC to spend N93bn for 2015 elections

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BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU & JOSEPH ERUNKE
ABUJA – CHAIRMAN of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega Monday said that the commission needs about N93 billion to conduct a hitch free election in 2015 even as he assured that that the elections would see the country take its rightful place in the global comity of nations.

Prof. Jega who stated this at the Stakeholders hearing organized by the Senate Committee on INEC in collaboration with Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, PLAC, Abuja and the United Kingdom Department for International Development, DFID, also said that the commission was considering to hold the 2015 elections between January and February.

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INEC Attahiru Jega

He said that the country spent about $8 per voter in the 2011 which according to him was normal as he noted that Ghana in its last election spent between $10-12 per voter while Kenya spent between $8-9, stressing that the $8 spent in the country was globally acceptable.

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