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INEC Must Ensure Edo Polls Are Free And Fair In September – PDP

PDP

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has come out to advise INEC and Nigeria’s security agencies to ensure the polls are free and fair. The PDP Governors’ Forum, chaired by Sokoto state governor, under the leadership of Aminu Tambuwal, revealed this ...

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INEC Had The Right To Deregister HDP – Federal High Court

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Federal High Court Abuja has come out to say that INEC actually has the power to deregister political parties in Nigeria. Justice Taiwo Taiwo revealed this while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) against INEC. According to Taiwo, INEC was empowered by the 1999 ...

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We Are Not Recruiting, Coronavirus Suspended Our Recruitment Programme – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come out to warn Nigerians that is is not presently conducting any recruitment exercise. INEC revealed this in a recent statement to clarify things amid the ongoing rumors. According to INEC, the letters in circulation are nothing but scam so Nigerians should ignore ...

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The Pandemic Will Not Affect Nigeria’s Electoral Process – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come out to say that the coronavirus pandemic will not obstruct Nigeria’s democracy and the electoral process. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu shared this in Abuja recently as part of his remarks at the commission’s first virtual meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners ...

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We’ll Try Electronic Voting From 2021- INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to work towards the full introduction of electronic voting in major elections starting from 2021. In a recent statement, INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu revealed that the electoral umpire plans to try the use of e-voting machines during the forthcoming Edo and Ondo ...

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All Activities Have Been Suspended For The Next 2 Weeks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended all regular and non-essential activities at its headquarters and offices nationwide amid the coronavirus outbreak. National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye revealed this in a recent statement today in Abuja. According to him, the ...

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We Will Act On Supreme Court Judgment In Bayelsa As Soon As It Is Served – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Supreme Court ruling on Bayelsa governorship election will be effected as soon as it is served with the certified true copy of the judgment. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, revealed this during an ...

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The 74 De-registered Parties Failed To Meet Our Requirement – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has come out to say that the commission has deregistered some political parties in Nigeria. The deregistration of the parties was announced today in Abuja, and Mahmood revealed that the affected parties did not meet INEC‘s requirements. According to him, Nigeria ...

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Reason Why We Can’t Issue Uzodinma Certificate Of Return – INEC

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it would not issue a Certificate of Return to Senator Hope Uzodinma because it had not been served the enrolled order of the Supreme Court judgement which sacked Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. According to News, INEC made the statement on Wednesday ...

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Providing A Level Playing Ground For All Parties And Candidates Will Always Be Key – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has revealed that from now on, nobody would be allowed to come to public office via the power of gun or manipulation. The declaration of zero-tolerance against electoral misconduct happened during the commission’s end of the year party held in Ibadan recently. The Oyo ...

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We Know Nothing About The Electoral Violence In Kogi State – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come out to say that it fulfilled its constitutional duties in the conduct of the November Governorship and Supplementary polls in Kogi State. Director, Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) in the Kogi office of the commission, Ahmed-Bagudu Biambo, revealed this at a Post-Election ...

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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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We Won’t Stop Using Smart Card Readers In All Elections — INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission a.k.a INEC has come out to say that it will keep deploying smart card readers in all its elections, including the Saturday, November 30 rerun in Kogi West. The electoral umpire disclosed this today through its verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria. INEC added that they will ...

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Kogi Elections: Politicians Spread Fake News To Delegitimize INEC – CDD

Independent National Electoral Commission

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has come out to say that political parties used fake news to delegitimize Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during Kogi governorship election. Ms Idayat Hassan, Director CDD, revealed this in the group’s preliminary statement on the conduct of Saturday’s Kogi governorship election. Idayat ...

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Kogi Elections: Politicians Bribed Me With 50K – INEC Official

The gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi state has proved once again that corruption has eaten deep into our political system. Some of our politicians went as far as bribing INEC officials to manipulate the results of the election in their favor. Today, a collation officer of the Independent National ...

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INEC Starts Collation Of Election Results In Bayelsa State

Sagbama Local Government Area Collation Officer, Prof Moses Osawarue of the University of Benin, has announced that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP won the local government area with 60,339, while the All Progressives Congress, APC received 7,831. Sagbama LGA is where the outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson and the PDP running ...

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Bayelsa, Kogi Elections: INEC Should Extend Voting Time – 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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Election Materials Arriving Late In Bayelsa Is An Indictment On INEC – GEJ

Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is not happy with the late arrival of election materials at his home state in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. GEJ disclosed this as he addressed journalists after casting his vote in the Bayelsa governorship election. According to him, the delayed voting exercise in some parts of ...

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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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