We need N6bn to feed policemen during 2019 elections – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wants N6bn to feed policemen during the 2019 polls. .
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This is contained in the budget for the polls presented to the House of Representatives by INEC.
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INEC had in 2015 requested for N120 billion for the general election and is now requesting for N189.2 billion to conduct the 2019 polls.
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The proposed budget for 2019 election budget has an increase of about N69 billion compared to the 2015 election budget.
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Explaining the reasons behind the increase, the INEC boss stated that the commission has registered 91 political parties as against 44 in 2015 and foreign exchange.

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