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INEC chair swears in nine RECs, warns against transgression

INEC chair swears in nine RECs, warns against transgression Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday swore in nine newly Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) that were recently appointed by the president and cleared by the National Assembly. Yakubu at the ceremony in Abuja urged the RECs to understand and […]

INEC tasks staff on patriotism, dedication to work

INEC tasks staff on patriotism, dedication to work The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has tasked its members of staff to be patriotic and dedicated to duty at all times. Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony, the secretary, INEC, said this at the sendforth of eight retired staff of the commission in Abuja. Oriaran-Anthony urged the staff to […]

If anything happens to INEC office, hold SDP responsible, says APC

If anything happens to INEC office, hold SDP responsible, says APC As the Kogi State governorship contest shifts to the tribunal, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Council has called on the general public to hold the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state responsible, should anything untoward happens to the Independent National Electoral […]

INEC issues Uzodinma Certificate of Return

INEC issues Uzodinma Certificate of Return The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with his certificate of return in Owerri, the state capital. During the state election on November 11, Uzodimma garnered 540,308 votes, defeating his closest rivals, Samuel Anyanwu of the People’s Democratic Party […]

INEC presents certificates of return to Ododo, deputy

INEC presents certificates of return to Ododo, deputy The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented certificates of return to the Governor-Elect of Kogi State, Usman Ododo and his running mate in the election, Joel Salifu. The certificates of return were presented at the INEC headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital on Friday, amid jubilation by […]

‘INEC should perform better in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber elections’

‘INEC should perform better in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber elections’ Political scientist and Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Prof. Eghosa Osaghae spoke to ROTIMI AGBOLUAJE on how to curtail incessant impeachment of deputy governors, off-cycle elections, and Nigeria’s image in the international community. He expressed optimism that the Independent National Electoral […]

Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa: Don’t submit yourselves to electoral manipulations – Senate beg voters

Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa: Don’t submit yourselves to electoral manipulations – Senate beg voters Ahead of the upcoming Governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states respectively, the Chairman, Senate Committee on electoral matters, Sen. Sharafadeen Alli has appealed to eligible voters never to submit themselves to be used by desperate politicians for electoral manipulations. These […]

Failure to collate results on iREV cannot nullify Tinubu’s election – Supreme Court

Failure to collate results on iREV cannot nullify Tinubu’s election – Supreme Court The Supreme Court has said the election of President Tinubu cannot be nullified because of failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit the electronic result electronically. In Thursday’s ruling, Justice Iyang Okoro agreed with the Tribunal court that iREV […]

INEC excludes Sylva from Bayelsa gov candidates list

INEC excludes Sylva from Bayelsa gov candidates list   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has excluded the name of Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the newly released amended lists of candidates for Bayelsa and Imo State’s governorship elections scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 11. The amended list uploaded […]

Pre-election litigation poses challenge to Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo polls — INEC

Pre-election litigation poses challenge to Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo polls — INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that pre-election litigation is posing a challenge to the governorship polls in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at the quarterly meeting with political parties on Tuesday. Yakubu expressed concern […]