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INEC To Spend N93bn On 2015 Election…




The INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday said The Independent National Electoral Commission may spend at least $7.9 on each of the 73.5 million electorate in its register for the 2015 elections. The amount was estimated at N93bn when converted to naira and multiplied by the numbers of registered voters. Jega also hinted that the elections might be conducted either in January or February 2015 instead of April.
He described funding as one of the challenges facing INEC as it prepares for the 2015 elections that would see 73.5 million Nigerians participating. He noted that apart from funding challenges, there was the problem of insecurity such as physical attacks on INEC officials and facilities, attacks on security personnel on election duty, misuse of security orderlies by politicians, attacks on political opponents, cyber attacks targeting INEC’s databases, especially the voter register and violence during electioneering. Other threats are intimidation of voters, snatching and destruction of election materials, among others.

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