News Shocker: INEC to spend N600m on Ekiti election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will spend about N600m on the Ekiti State governorship election which will take place on July 14, 2018. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of the Ekiti election, Prince Solomon Soyebi, said this during an interview with Saturday PUNCH in Abuja on Friday.

Soyebi, who is also the National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, said over 11,000 officials would take part in the election. Soyebi noted that about 280,000 Permanent Voter Cards had not been collected, adding that the collection of PVCs would stop on Sunday, July 9 (tomorrow).

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The INEC commissioner said it was likely that once the distribution of PVCs stopped; there would be no fresh registration until after the 2019 general elections. He said, “Sunday is the deadline for the collection of PVCs. And for Ekiti, there is not likely to be any other Continuous Voter Registration exercise until after the 2019 elections. So, we have been telling people to go and collect their PVCs.”

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