Electronic Transmission Of Results: Senate Bows To Public Outcry, Rescinds Decision

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 307 total views,  2 views today After months of public outcry over the resolution of the upper chamber on electronic transmission of election results by INEC to be determined by the Nigeria Communications commission subject to approval by the National Assembly, the Senate Tuesday rescind its decision . The Senate had in July during consideration of report on 2010 Electoral Act ( Amendment ) Bill 2021 submitted by its Committee on INEC, amended clause 52(3) as recommended. While the clause as presented by the committee in the report , says INEC can…

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Electoral Reform: Jega, Agbakoba, Dokpesi, Others Move To Rescue Nigeria

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 349 total views,  2 views today Nigeria’s immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Professor Attahiru Jega is at the forefront of a new movement seeking to rescue Nigeria from the shackles of fraudulent electoral system with a threat to occupy the National Assembly if need be to ensure electronic transmission of results becomes part of the law. The coalition of prominent politicians and technocrats which is also co-chaired by renowned lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba intends to mount pressure on the Nigerian government and the…

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Again, INEC Raises Concerns About Conflicting Court Orders

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 403 total views The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again expressed concerns over the conflicting court orders granted to political parties and their candidates. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu raised the concerns at a meeting with political party leaders in Abuja, ahead of the governorship election in Anambra State. “It appears that in a number of electoral cases in Nigeria today, the settled law is now unsettled and the time-honoured principle of certain decisions doesn’t seem to matter anymore,” Professor Yakubu said. “The more INEC strives to improve the credibility…

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Lagos East Bye-Election: APC Accuses PDP Candidate Of ‘WAEC Certificate Forgery’

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 758 total views,  2 views today The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state has filed a suit at the Federal high court Lagos against the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) over the December 5 senatorial bye-election in Lagos East. Babatunde Gbadamosi is accused of committing perjury and falsification of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificates in the documents he submitted to INEC. APC’s counsel, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) alleged in the court processes that the PDP candidate made false declarations on oath regarding…

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INEC: Senate Minority Caucus Carpets Buhari Over Onochie’s Nomination

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 328 total views The Senate Minority Caucus said on Tuesday that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), flouted the nation’s constitution with the appointment of his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The opposition senators in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja and signed by their leader, asked Buhari to withdraw Onochie’s nomination. They noted that Buhari, by nominating Onochie, “has willfully gone against the constitution that he swore to uphold.” Part of the statement read, “Item F, paragraph…

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Akwa Ibom INEC Commissioner Igini, Sues Edo APC Chieftain For N10b

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 358 total views The Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, has dragged the factional chairman of the Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC, David Imuse, and the chairman of the Osagie Ize-Iyamu campaign council in the September nineteen Edo governorship election, John Mayaki, before a Benin City High Court, demanding the sum of N10billion over alleged libel. He also demanded a full-page unreserved apology, to be published by the two people, in every edition of the Punch Newspapers, Tribune, Guardian, and Sun Newspapers for seven consecutive times. Igini wants…

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INEC Canvasses E-Voting For Transparent Electoral Process

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 477 total views,  2 views today The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says, it is committed to a better and more transparent electoral process in Nigeria. It urges the National Assembly to consider an amendment of the electoral laws to accommodate the e-voting system. The Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said this during the demonstration of the use of electronic voting machines by vendors, at INEC Headquarters in Abuja on Monday. Credit:Ait

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Ondo Election: INEC Chairman Meets With Newsmen, Stakeholders In Akure

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 331 total views,  2 views today The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu has expressed the commission’s readiness for a smooth conduct of the Oct.10, Ondo State governorship election. He stated this while addressing Newsmen in Akure on the progress made by the commission in Akure on Thursday. The Chairman said sensitive materials that will be used in the conduct of the election will be delivered by the Central Bank Nigeria to its Akure branch on Monday 5th October. He noted that almost all sensitive and none sensitive materials…

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Governor Obaseki Speaks On Electoral Victory

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 359 total views The standard-bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured the people of Edo State of his commitment to the overall development of the state in appreciation of the mandate given him by the people to return for a second term. The Governor who gave this assurance in Benin City after being declared the winner of the September 19 election appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for the seamless conduct of the polls. The buildup to the September 19 Governorship election in Edo State was…

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PDP Alleges Moves To Replace Results In Edo North

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 291 total views The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that there are plots by agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replace election results where the PDP is leading, particularly in Edo North. In a communiqué written to alert the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) of the alleged plot, the PDP said it has charged its members to remain vigilant and follow their results “bumper to bumper” to all the collation centers. The party however cautioned the security agencies against being used to replace results…

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America Bans APC Leaders For Rigging Elections-PDP

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 300 total views,  2 views today ………PDP Welcomes UK’s Visa Ban, Asset Seizure Against Election Riggers The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) welcomes the decision of the United Kingdom to impose Visa ban as well as seizure of assets and property belonging to those involved in the undermining of Nigeria’s electoral process, particularly ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections. A statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP and made available to newsmen commended the United Kingdom for her quick response alongside the United States in the global…

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APC Not Really A Political Party- Nwodo

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 309 total views A former national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a former governor of Enugu State and currently, a member of the National Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the party, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo,  in an interview with newsmen says the All Progressive Congress, APC, has never been a political party. Answering questions on a myriad of issues going on in the country, especially with APC, Nwodo said those who are in PDP are very happy with what is happening in APC. According to him, APC was never…

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INEC Reacts To Crisis Rocking APC In Edo State

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 363 total views The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted after conflicting court orders were issued as a result of internal crisis rocking some political parties across the country. INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education Festus Okoye said on Tuesday June 23 that they convened a meeting due to the crisis which might impede the smooth conduct of primaries and the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state. Okoye disclosed that they resolved that the conduct of party primaries and resolution of disputes should end on June 27, while…

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