INEC spends N100m on Melaye’s failed recall

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission spent N100 million to organize the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye.

Mr Yakubu was reacting to “claims” that over N5 billion was spent in the process.

The INEC chairman was responding to a question by a journalist at a press conference held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday.

He said the amount spent on the recall of the Kogi West senator was  nowhere near the N5 billion claim by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

“A little over N100 million. I can’t give you the exact figures now but a little over N100 million was spent, not up to the N5 billion and most of it was used for payment of ad-hoc staff,” Mr Yakubu said in response to the question.

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