By Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja
The chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Attahiru Jega said preparations for the 2015 general elections are in top gear adding that the commission would need about N92.9 billion to conduct the elections.
The commission’s Chairman, Attahiru Jega, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ forum on the preparation and challenges ahead of the 2015 general elections, organised by the Senate Committee on INEC.
He said the commission projected to spend $7.9 (about N1,264) per voter for a total of 73.5 million voters.
Jega explained that the commission was anxious to meet its funding requirements ahead of the elections, adding that it was also looking at the possibility of holding the elections between January and February, 2015 to allow for time to resolve all litigations.
Meanwhile the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the conduct the 2015 general elections in states under the state of emergency rule which are Adamawa, Borno and Yobe .