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INEC budgets N7bn for Ekiti, Osun governorship polls

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu has said that the agency had budgeted N7bn for the conduct of the Ekiti and Osun states’ governorship elections in 2022.

A report by the Punch said that Yakubu made the statement on Friday when he was defending the N140bn INEC 2022 budget before the joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on INEC and Electoral Matters.

He said, “We also budgeted N7bn for the conduct of Ekiti and Osun governorship election including the possibility of runoffs. 

The report noted that the INEC boss further told the lawmakers that the commission 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.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino