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“Funding Gap Will Not Derail Preparations for 2019 Elections” – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again reaassured Nigerians that nothing will derail the plans for 2019 elections.

With just 81 days to the 2019 elections, the INEC has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election.

The commission has also promised that all procurement processes would be completed before next year general election.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, while responding to THISDAY enquiry through an e-mail, insisted that the electoral body is focused on delivering credible elections in 2019.

The electoral body said some of the processes and procedure had been rolled out for the 2019 elections, while others are still being piloted preparatory to the signing of the amendment to the Act.

He said: “On the issue of funding, INEC is proceeding with preparations for the conduct of the 2019 elections.

“The commission is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election.

“The commission is determined to conduct good elections and will not allow funding gaps to derail its preparations.

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