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INEC lists condition to issue Okorocha senator's return certificate

INEC lists condition to issue Okorocha senator's return certificate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday insisted that it would not issue the governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a return certificate as an elected senator unless a court of competent jurisdiction gives the order. “The position of the commission has not changed. The...... more

Adeleke’s triumph at Osun Guber Tribunal a victory for democracy — PDP

Adeleke’s triumph at Osun Guber Tribunal a victory for democracy — PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed Friday’s verdict of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as a victory for democracy and the will of the people. A statement by spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “The...... more

Bauchi Poll: Why election will not hold in Tafawa Balewa LGA — INEC

Bauchi Poll: Why election will not hold in Tafawa Balewa LGA — INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that supplementary election will not hold in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday, March 23, due to an ongoing court case.  According to Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the commission will hold the...... more

ANN heads to tribunal to challenge PDP’s victory in Enugu State assembly polls

ANN heads to tribunal to challenge PDP’s victory in Enugu State assembly polls The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), on Thursday, proceeded to the election tribunal sitting in Enugu to challenge Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) victory in Enugu South Urban State Constituency in Enugu State.  The party’s candidate for Enugu South Urban Constituency, Mr. Nonso Nnamani, told newsmen in Enugu that the election was...... more

US scores Nigeria’s 2019 elections low

US scores Nigeria’s 2019 elections low The United States government has expressed displeasure over Nigeria’s conduct of the 2019 general election. The US, however, said it would continue to follow closely, the supplementary elections. In a statement by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, the US said like many observer groups...... more

Rivers Poll: Why we stopped collation of results — INEC

Rivers Poll: Why we stopped collation of results — INEC  The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed reasons why the collation of results of the Rivers State governorship election which held on March 9 was halted.  According to INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, the electoral body was forced to stop the counting of votes and announcement of the results over what...... more

Rerun Election: Police restrict movement in Kano

Rerun Election: Police restrict movement in Kano The Police Command in Kano State said the movement of motor vehicles; tricycles and all other means of transportation would be restricted across the 44 local government areas on Saturday, during the supplementary election. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna said no vehicle, motorcycle or tricycle would be allowed...... more

Plateau Guber Rerun: I need only 2,000 votes to beat Useni, says Lalong

Plateau Guber Rerun: I need only 2,000 votes to beat Useni, says Lalong  Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau said it will be stupid of him to lose the supplementary election scheduled for Saturday as he needs only 2000 votes out of 49000 to claim victory. The Independent National Electoral (INEC) declared the Plateau governorship election, along with the elections in Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, Benue...... more

Rerun Polls: We are ready to resist, dismantle rigging machinery — PDP

Rerun Polls: We are ready to resist, dismantle rigging machinery — PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will checkmate all plots to rig or mar the forthcoming supplementary polls. In a statement by its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday, the PDP said Nigerians will deal with thugs dressed in military uniforms seeking to aid rigging of the March 23...... more

Governors-elect to get Certificates of Return next week — INEC

Governors-elect to get Certificates of Return next week — INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that state governors-elect in states where elections were concluded will get their Certificates of Return next week Wednesday, March 27 and Friday, March 29.  INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja while...... more

Benue rerun: Police announce restriction of movement

Benue rerun: Police announce restriction of movement The Benue State Police Command has said that there will be restriction of movement of persons and vehicles in all parts of the state during this Saturday’s supplementary elections in the state.  Commissioner of Police in charge of elections in the state Umar Muri, who disclosed this to newsmen in his...... more

Shehu Sani gets Tribunal’s nod to inspect election materials

Shehu Sani gets Tribunal’s nod to inspect election materials National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kaduna has granted Senator Shehu Sani’s request to inspect the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s collation result sheets for Kaduna Central Senatorial zone. The Nation recalled that, the sitting Senator Shehu Sani who contested the February 23 Senate election under...... more

INEC fixes April to resume collation, announcement of results in Rivers

 INEC fixes April to resume collation, announcement of results in Rivers The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a timeline for the governorship and state house of assembly elections in Rivers State.  INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, announced this during a press conference on Thursday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. He disclosed...... more

Don’t scuttle May 29 handover, set Nigeria ablaze, activists warn Nigerian Army, INEC and Judiciary

Don’t scuttle May 29 handover, set Nigeria ablaze, activists warn Nigerian Army, INEC and Judiciary The controversies that trailed the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria have further identified and exposed the trio of the Nigerian Army, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nigerian Judiciary as the three musketeers of poll rigging in the country. The three are so identified and named within the context of vicarious responsibility or liability owing...... more

Senate Tussle: No Certificate of Return for Okorocha, INEC insists

Senate Tussle: No Certificate of Return for Okorocha, INEC insists The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that there is no going back on its decision regarding the Imo West senatorial district election.  The National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, disclosed this to reporters at a briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He noted that the commission was...... more

Rivers Elections: INEC announcement suspicious, received with mixed feelings — APC

Rivers Elections: INEC announcement suspicious, received with mixed feelings — APC The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed mixed feelings over the timeline announced Thursday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for concluding the governorship and state assembly elections in the state that started on March 9 this year. The opposition party in a statement signed...... more

Election Tribunal: The hurdles before Atiku — Lawyers

Election Tribunal: The hurdles before Atiku — Lawyers The 2019 presidential poll might have come and gone, but the dust raised from its outcome is yet to settle. What remains certainly sure for now as May 29 is approaching is that President Buhari will be sworn in again, for a second term in office. This does not mean that...... more

INEC setting dangerous, evil precedence with inconclusive polls — Dogara

INEC setting dangerous, evil precedence with inconclusive polls — Dogara The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against setting a dangerous and evil precedence in the political history of Nigeria by declaring elections inconclusive. The Speaker, who was addressing a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in...... more

2019 elections, a rape of democracy, says Labour

2019 elections, a rape of democracy, says Labour The United Labour Congress (ULC) has described the 2019 general elections as a complete rape of democracy and an embarrassing sham that aborted the will of majority of Nigerians as expressed through the ballot. It lamented that the Independent National Electoral Commission Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) negated the principles upon...... more

Osun Guber Tribunal: Awaiting a verdict of truth, By Olawale Rasheed

Osun Guber Tribunal: Awaiting a verdict of truth, By Olawale Rasheed Nigerian democratic experiment has passed through several phases. The turbulence of the polity can be demoralising and the contestations truly ungodly. At times, in the brickbat of power struggle emerged shining light to which all political warlords embrace, even when they share different political orientations. The September 2018 governorship election in...... more

PDP holds emergency NEC Meeting over supplementary polls

PDP holds emergency NEC Meeting over supplementary polls The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced an emergency meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC). The meeting held at WADATA plaza in Abuja, began with party chairman Uche Secondus, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Reps Yakubu Dogara and other party stalwarts in attendance. On the agenda was the...... more

Atiku meets Southern and Middle Belt Elders Forum, seeks support to beat Buhari at Election Petition Tribunal

Atiku meets Southern and Middle Belt Elders Forum, seeks support to beat Buhari at Election Petition Tribunal The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has urged members of the southern and middle belt elders forum to support him as he seeks redress in court over the results of the presidential election. He said he was confident that justice will be served and therefore, asked them...... more

47 parties challenge Ihedioha’s election as Imo Governor

47 parties challenge Ihedioha’s election as Imo Governor At least 47 of the over 70 political parties that contested the 2019 governorship election in Imo State have signified their intention to drag the winner, Emeka Ihedioha, to the election petitions tribunal. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner...... more

INEC under pressure to influence supplementary poll — Benue youths •Launch protest

INEC under pressure to influence supplementary poll — Benue youths •Launch protest Some youths in Benue have held a protest march over what they alleged pressure on INEC to influence the forthcoming supplementary election in the state. The youths who marched to the INEC’s main office in the state alleged that a team of neighbouring APC governors, cabinet ministers, and leaders, were set...... more

PDP, Wike call for conclusion of elections in Rivers and Bauchi

PDP, Wike call for conclusion of elections in Rivers and Bauchi The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to end the pattern of inconclusive elections and conclude that of Rivers and Bauchi State. Secondus who led the National Working Committee of the PDP,...... more

Buhari rejects digital rights, climate change bills, three others

Buhari rejects digital rights, climate change bills, three others President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed his decision to veto five bills passed by the National Assembly. The bills include: Nigerian Film Commission, Immigration amendment act, Climate change, Digital Rights and Freedom and Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners. Buhari’s rejection is in pursuant to section 15 (4) of the 1999 constitution. The...... more

Gbenga Daniel’s Defection from PDP: Treachery like none other, By Law Mefor

Gbenga Daniel’s Defection from PDP: Treachery like none other, By Law Mefor               The evil that men do lives after them                                — William Shakespeare Here is the first thought that crossed my mind when the dirty news that Gbenga Daniel was leaving Atiku Abubakar and PDP for the APC in the middle of the struggle to claim the presidential mandate: God, save...... more

Rivers Elections: Court disappoints AAC •Denies application to stop collation, announcement of results

Rivers Elections: Court disappoints AAC •Denies application to stop collation, announcement of results Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has denied an application filed by the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, seeking to stop the collation of results for the March 9 Rivers State Governorship and House of Assembly elections. Justice Ekwo held that the...... more

Senate in rowdy session over ‘massive use of military forces’ during 2019 elections

Senate in rowdy session over ‘massive use of military forces’ during 2019 elections The Senate has condemned what it termed “massive use of military forces” in the recent general elections and urged Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the “unrestricted and consistent application of all electoral laws without bias to a candidate or a party in all elections”. This followed a bill sponsored...... more

PDP reports Justice Ekwo to NJC over stalled Bauchi result collation

PDP reports Justice Ekwo to NJC over stalled Bauchi result collation The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the National judicial Council over the exparte order stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from concluding the governorship election in Bauchi State. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that the petition was filed in an affidavit sworn to by the...... more

 

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