No going back on Kogi run-off — INEC


Prof. Mahmood Yakubu inec chairman 2015The Independent National Electoral Commission has said there is no going back on the planned Kogi State governorship supplementary election scheduled for December 5.

As a mark of its preparedness, the commission said it had prepared its supplementary budget for the election.

The commission’s Deputy Director of Voters Education and Publicity, Mr. Nick Dazang, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Saturday.
He said the commission was not ready to either shift or postpone the scheduled election,

Dazang said, “We are prepared for the election and we are not thinking of either postponing it or cancelling it. In fact, we have prepared a supplementary budget for the election.

“The budget is for the conduct of the election and it will cover expenses such as accommodation, allowance and other logistics for the election.”

He said the budget was already submitted to the commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

On when the All Progressives Congress would submit the name of its governorship candidate, he said the commission had yet to give the party a deadline.

But he said the commission would not give the party a deadline for now.

“We are not talking about deadline for now, but we expect the party to submit the name of its candidate by December 1,” he added.


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