INEC Budgets N7bn For Ekiti, Osun Govnor Elections

INEC Budgets N7bn For Ekiti, Osun Govnor Elections

Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, said the commission has set aside N7 billion for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states in 2022.

Yakubu stated this on Friday while testifying before the combined Senate and House of Representatives Committees on INEC and Electoral Matters to defend the N140 billion INEC budget for 2022.

“We have allocated N7 billion for the conduct of the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun, considering the potential of runoffs,” he stated.

“We made a provision of N2.6bn for Ekiti State with a population of over one million registered voters and N4.4bn for Osun with 30 local government areas.”

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