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It Is Unfortunate That The Giant Of Africa Cannot Conduct Credible Elections – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has blasted the inability of Nigeria to conduct credible elections after various years of practising democracy in the country. He revealed this as he instituted a N100 Million Empowerment Programme for Wakirike Women from Okrika and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Areas for defending their Rivers ...

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PDP Did Not Have One-Quarter Of The Votes Cast In Bayelsa Elections – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has come out to say that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Douye Diri will not be sworn in as Bayelsa Governor since he has failed to meet the requirements of the Supreme Court. At a ...

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PDP Should Forget About 2023 Elections And Rebuild The Party First – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar has asked PDP to concentrate on rebuilding the party first before thinking about the 2023 elections. The ex-Vice president revealed this in a recent tweet, saying the time for the party to focus on elections is not here yet. He added that they must strengthen the party for ...

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Nigerians Should Expect Free And Fair Elections In 2023 – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to say that anyone interested in elective positions in 2023 should work extra hard because he will not allow anybody to use his name to canvass for votes. According to him, anyone who wishes to contest must be ready to put in the effort ...

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I Never Taught Obaseki How To Lose Elections – Adams Oshiomhole


National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has shared his reaction to Governor Godwin Obaseki and Philip Shaibu saying he taught them everything they are executing right now in the state, including the battle vs godfatherism. Oshiomhole, who had his say in a TV programme said ...

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Traditional Rulers Can Help To Discourage Vote Buying During Elections – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begged traditional rulers to groom their subjects on how to react positively to vote-buying and selling. Mr. Adedeji Soyebi, Board Chairman, The Electoral Institute, the research arm of INEC disclosed this at a news conference on Kogi and Bayelsa election organized by NESSACTION, ...

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We Will Never Connive With Political Parties To Rig Elections – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has come out to say it has and will never collaborate with any political party or institution to rig Nigeria’s electoral process. According to INEC, it does not make sense for the commission to go against what it was established for. This is coming ...

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Bayelsa Elections Was A Charade – Gov Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has said it was sad that INEC went ahead to announce the November 16 governorship election results “in spite of the brigandage and violence that marred the poll.” The governor revealed this during the monthly praise night for November held on Monday in Yenagoa, according ...

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The Death Of Our Members During Nov 16 Elections Won’t Be In Vain – PDP


The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has told its members and supporters in Kogi West Senatorial District to be prepared for a victorious supplementary election on Nov. 30. The party revealed this in a recent statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan. According to Kola, nothing will stop ...

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Voter Turnout Will Keep Reducing If Killings During Elections Don’t Stop – Falana

Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said that if nothing is done to tackle impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would keep seeing its number of voters reduce in future elections. He shared this on Monday in Abuja, as he spoke as a panelist at a Digital Voting Summit, ...

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Security Agencies Were Part Of The Rigging In Kogi, Bayelsa Elections – CSOs


Civil society groups have come out to say that security agencies, including the police, were part of the rigging and manipulation of Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The Centre for Democracy and Development and the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities blasted the security operatives for allegedly partnering ...

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Bayelsa, Kogi Elections: INEC Should Extend Voting Time – YIAGA Africa

YIAGA Africa

After the late commencement of voting in some of the polling units in Bayelsa and Kogi state, YIAGA Africa has urged INEC to extend the voting time for the gubernatorial election. In a recent press statement via Twitter, the group said polling units in the 2 states did not start ...

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Politicians Must Abide By Peace Accord During Bayelsa Elections – Police

Nigeria Police Force

>The Police Command has warned Bayelsa politicians and their supporters to respect the peace accord signed by participants in the election. According to the Police, nothing less than 31,000 policemen have been deployed for the election in the state. As they assured the people of their security during the polls, ...

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Kogi Elections: Dino Melaye Buys “Akara” For His Followers

As Kogi State residents stormed voting centers in the governorship and senatorial elections in the state, Senator Dino Melaye made some fans happy by buying “akara.” for them. In a recent clip circulating on social media, Dino Melaye, who is contesting to represent the people of Kogi West senatorial district ...

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INEC Must Be Fair And Neutral During Bayelsa And Kogi Elections – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for exemplary conduct of non-partisanship on the part of election and law enforcement officials in Saturday’s governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi. Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Thursday, said that voters ...

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Politicians Are Escalating Violence In Kogi State Ahead Of Elections — CDD


Popular election monitoring group, The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said violence is being planned ahead of the upcoming governorship election in Kogi State. The group revealed this in a recent statement. According to them, politicians are working towards disrupting the November 16 election. CDD added that it ...

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Candidates, Voters Must Shun Violence During Kogi Elections – Idris Abdul


The Executive Director, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflicts Resolution, Mr. Idris Abdul has urged political parties, their candidates and supporters to stay away from violence during the November 16 governorship election in the state and the Kogi West senatorial election. In a recent statement, he begged INEC to live ...

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Desmond Elliot Campaigns In Surulere Ahead Of Saturday’s Elections

Desmond Elliott

Actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot has revealed photos of himself on his social media, as he engaged in a door-to-door campaign in his constituency in Surulere, Lagos. The former actor is seeking re-election into the Lagos Sate House this Saturday. Some Nigerians believe he has not done well with his ...

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Georgina Onuoha Calls CNN Out For Not Covering The Elections In Nigeria

Georgina Onuoha

Nigerian actress, Georgina Onuoha has blasted media-house, CNN for failing to cover Nigerian elections, which held across Nigeria on Saturday. The actress accused them of being partial after they covered the recent elections held in America’s Venezuela, but shunned Nigeria, which obviously was dented by violent in some regions. Her ...

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Postponing The Election Is Frustrating For Nigerians – Banky W

Banky W

Nigerian Politician, BankyW has also reacted to the postponement of the general elections that rocked the country in the early hours of the 16th of Feb 2019. Banky W who is also an insider as he is an aspirant for a seat at the National Assembly, tagged the situation – ...

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