We Are Working on Cost of 2023 General Elections, INEC reveals

We Are Working on Cost of 2023 General Elections, INEC reveals

- The total amount of money that will be spent on the 2023 general election will soon be known according to INEC

- Also, the electoral umpire has revealed that a comprehensive list of the new polling units would soon be published

- There are strong indications that the 2023 elections would cost more than that of 2019 which had a budget of N234.5 billion

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Abuja, Nigeria - The financial requirements for conducting the 2023 general elections will soon be known according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The electoral umpire says it has started working on has said it is still working on the figures, This Day reports.

We Are Working on Cost of 2023 General Elections, INEC reveals
INEC revealed that it is working on the cost of conducting 2023 general election.
Source: UGC

The sum of N234.5 billion was approved for the conduct of 2019 general elections and there are strong indications that 2023 elections would cost more.

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Also, INEC says a comprehensive list of the new polling units would be soon published.

This was disclosed by INEC’s national commissioner and chairman of information and voter education, Mr. Festus Okoye.

He said:

“It depends on a number of variables. It may be higher, if the law is amended and the commission decides to deploy Electronic Voting Machines."

Shun violence and destruction

In another report, Legit.ng had reported that the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Jude Idimogu has expressed worry over killings and vandalising of government property in the southeast region of the country.

Legit.ng reported that the lawmaker, who berated the attitude of those who were behind the mayhem in the five eastern states, urged them to desist from further damages of national and state assets.

Idimogu, who is the chairman of the House committee, employment and wealth creation in the state, spoke at a press conference on Friday, May 28, charging Ndigbo to shun violence and ensure that no further destruction is allowed in the region.

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INEC raises alarm over destruction of its facilities

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said within the last two years, its offices and facilities have been attacked 41 times.

It was reported that the chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, revealed this on Thursday, May 27, in Abuja at an emergency meeting with security agencies.

Professor Yakubu stated that nine of the incidents happened in 2019 while 21 cases were recorded in 2020.

Source: Legit.ng

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