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Published On: Sat, Dec 19th, 2015

Delta Electoral Commission Budget N12m for Conduct of Bye-Election in 7 Wards

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LAGOS DECEMBER 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Chairman, Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), Mr Moses Ogbe, says the commission will conduct bye-election in seven wards in three local government areas of the state in 2016.
Ogbe announced this during 2016 budget defence meeting with the State House of Assembly’s Committee on Establishment in Asaba on Friday.

Ogbe said the bye-election would hold in five wards in Ndokwa East, one in Ukwuani, while the remaining would take place in Warri North, local government areas.
He said the commission was proposing to spend N12million for the conduct of the bye-election in the first quarter of 2016.
Ogbe said the commission had conducted council elections in the 25 local government areas of the state except in four wards where election could not take due to security challenge.
Ogbe also told the committee that N453million was approved for the commission in 2015, adding that it recorded 86 per cent budget performance based on the conduct of the local government elections.
He appealed to the committee to look into call for financial autonomy for the commission, adding that this would make the commission to function effectively.
According to him, ‘we are already working on our proposal that will make us to work independently.”
Ogbe also appealed to the committee to look into accommodation problem faced by the commission, adding that it was proposing two offices in each of the senatorial districts of the state.
The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Johnson Erijo, advised the commission to partner with local government councils in providing it with office accommodation.
Erijo also advised the commission to make its budget in line with its priorities, while assuring that the committee would look into their request in ensuring that fund due to the commission was appropriated to it. (NAN)

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  1. AMORI SHOULD GO HOME AND RELAX, HE SHOULD BE MADE TO REFUND ALL ILLEGAL ALLOWEES RECIEVED WHILE IN OFFICE.

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