We Spent N100m On Melaye’s Failed Recall – INEC


Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has said the commission spent N100m on the failed attempt to recall Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye.

Yakubu disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Friday.

It was earlier reported that the commission had said Melaye's recall was likely to cost about N1 billion.

But Yakubu said the figure was nowhere near the N1bn being bandied by the Peoples Democratic Party.

He noted that a recall exercise is just like conducting a Senatorial election, adding that Kogi-West which Melaye represents, has 552 polling units and seven local governments.

The INEC boss said ad hoc staff were deployed in all the polling units.

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