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We’ll support INEC to deliver credible elections in 2019 — European Centre

The European Center for Electoral Support (ECES) on Friday said it was proud to support efforts by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver credible, free and fair elections in 2019. ECES’ Project Coordinator for Nigeria Mr. Rudolf Elbling made this known at a two-day workshop organised for INEC officials in the North-West zone…

2019: INEC to modify campaign finance monitoring

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it will modify its modalities for tracking campaign finances saying individual candidates should also be encouraged to report their campaign finances to the commission. Speaking in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a two-day capacity building for political party leaders organised by the Political Parties Leadership…

2019: INEC announces date for commencement of presidential, NASS election campaign

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Sunday lift the ban on campaign for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for February 16, 2019 A statement by Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja to NAN said that political parties who fielded candidates for both…

INEC speaks on Kwara bye-election

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Garba Madami, has described the Ekiti/Isin/Oke-Ero and Irepodun federal constituency bye-election peaceful. Madami said this on Saturday in Omu-Aran, the headquarters of Irepodun Local Government area of the state while speaking with newsmen. He said Nigerians should emulate the people of the constituency because of the way…

2019: INEC to create more voting points in Lagos – REC

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, said it would create more voting points in Lagos State to ease accreditation and voting processes across the 8,462 polling units in the state during 2019 general elections. Mr Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the state, disclosed this…

INEC to display names of registered Lagos voters, distribute PVCs from Tuesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will on Tuesday display the names of registered voters in all 8,465 Polling Units in Lagos State. The register will be available between Novemeber 6 -12 November, 2018. INEC spokesman in Lagos, Femi Akinbiyi, in a statement, said the time for the exercise is between 9:00am and 3:30 pm.…

7th Day Adventist sues INEC over Saturday voting

Some elders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church have dragged INEC, FG and the Attorney General of the Federation to court over Saturday voting. The applicants in the matter said conducting elections on Saturday amounts to the violation of their rights to worship and disenfranchisement of other members of their church. In the suit, PHC/2836/2018,…

Senate passes Electoral Act Amendment Bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the fourth version of the Electoral Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2018. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declined assent to the bill three times, citing some constitutional and drafting issues. However, during the just-ended annual recess of the National Assembly, its joint committee on INEC met to work on the document…

Dogara vows to resist attempt to frustrate Electoral Act amendment

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the lower chamber would resist any further attempt to frustrate the enactment of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. According to him, failure to do so would be indicative of a desire not to improve on the successes recorded in the 2015 elections. He…

Imo guber: Court summons APC, INEC over Uzodinma

An Abuja High Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to show cause, within 48 hours, why Senator Hope Uzodinma should not be the governorship candidate of the party in Imo State, having won the primary. The order followed an ex parte motion filed by Uzodinma, wherein…

Oshiomhole replies INEC, says Zamfara APC will field candidates in 2019

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress National, Adams Oshiomhole has disputed INEC’s claim that the Zamfara chapter of the party failed to meet the deadline for conduct of party primaries. INEC had in a letter released today, Wednesday October 10th, barred the party in the state from fielding candidates into both the executive…

Osun rerun: Police arrest PDP aspirant, 15 others for INEC tags possession

The police have arrested a People’s Democratic Party House of Representatives’ aspirant in Orolu Federal constituency, Osun State, Moshood Adejare, and 15 others for allegedly being in possession of customised Independent National Electoral Commission tags. They were also found with face caps and jackets with the inscription, ‘INEC Osun 2018 Election Observer’ and PDP membership…

Ministry of Communications to partner INEC on ICT against electoral fraud

The Federal Ministry of Communications says will partner the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore the role of ICT in reducing indices of electoral malpractices in the country. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said in Abuja on Monday that the collaboration would provide the needed platform for stakeholders to brainstorm on harnessing ICT…

INEC reveals why Osun gov election is inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday issued an official statement about the conduct of the Osun State governorship election. On its verified Twitter handle, @inecnigeria, INEC issued a statement signed by Solomon Soyebi, its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education. In the statement, INEC revealed that the election’s Returning Officer, “Professor Joseph…

Osun decides: INEC announces date for rerun in 4 local governments

Following the inconclusive nature of the September 22 gubernatorial election in Osun State, in which the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP led by 353, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Thursday, September 27 as the new date for rerun. READ ALSO: TINUBU and AMBODE SAGA CONTINUE According to the commission, the rerun…

2019: INEC clarifies statement on ban of smart phones around polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said it was not banning the use of smart phones around polling unit areas, but the moment a prospective voter entered voting cubicle to cast his or her vote. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency…

2019: INEC speaks ahead of parties’ primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is ready for effective monitoring of the primaries of the 91 political parties. Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Anambra, said this on Friday in Awka at the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security. Orji said that though…

Why we stopped voters’ registration – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why it ended the Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) on Friday. INEC National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, told Channels Television that the commission needed ample time to effectively make some preparations ahead of the 2019 general elections. “We don’t have the time. This registration has been going on for…

BREAKING: INEC submits details of adjusted N143bn election budget

The Independent National Electoral Commission has submitted its recommended adjustments to the 2019 election budget as requested by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC. INEC submitted the fresh proposals to the committee via a written correspondence in Abuja, on Tuesday. READ ALSO: Ugandan army arrests soldiers who beat Bobi Wine, others Chairman of the…

Court suspends proceedings in alleged contempt suit filed against INEC Chairman

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday suspended hearing in the contempt suit against the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, pending the hearing of an appeal in respect of the suit. Justice Stephen Pam, in a short ruling at the resumed hearing, said that he was adjourning…

The 23 Parties Newly Registered By INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) approved the registration of 23 new political parties. Here’s a quick look at the names of all 23: S/N Name of Association Acronym Remarks 1 Advanced Alliance Party AAP 2 Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party ANDP 3 African Action Congress AAC 4 Alliance for a United Nigeria AUN 5 Alliance…