INEC Foolishly Spent 100 Million Naira Trying To Recall Dino Melaye - eritvnews

INEC Foolishly Spent 100 Million Naira Trying To Recall Dino Melaye


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission spent N100m on the failed attempt to recall the embattled Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye.

INEC chairman said this at a press conference in Abuja on Friday. Yakubu said the figure was nowhere near the N1bn being stated by the Peoples Democratic Party.

He said a recall exercise is just like conducting a Senatorial election, adding that Kogi-West which Melaye represents, has 552 polling units and seven local governments.

The INEC boss said ad-hoc staff were deployed in all the polling units. However, he failed to tell his fellow Nigerians that the exercise was one done in order to witch-hunt the Senator who decided to speak the truth at all times, and that their efforts to remove him was in futility.