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    INEC: Groups not strong enough shouldn’t register as political parties

INEC: Groups not strong enough shouldn’t register as political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says groups that are “not strong enough” to become political parties should not register as one. Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner, said this while reacting to claims that some of the deregistered political parties were not given enough time to operate after their registration. The commission removed 74 parties from its register citing their failure to [...]

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    FULL LIST: The 18 parties that survived INEC’s hammer

FULL LIST: The 18 parties that survived INEC’s hammer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday exercised its constitutional powers to deregister political parties that failed to meet established criteria. At a press conference in Abuja, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced that following an assessment of the 92 political parties in Nigeria, the commission decided to re-register 74 of them. He said the affected parties failed to meet the criteria [...]

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    INEC: More polling units to be created… 120,000 not enough

INEC: More polling units to be created… 120,000 not enough

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is considering creating additional polling units across the country before the 2023 general election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this when he received geographic information system equipment donated by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) in Abuja on Wednesday. Nigeria currently has 119,973 polling units with additional 57,000 voting points for its 84 [...]

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    APC still winning elections despite rumour of crisis, says Oshiomhole

APC still winning elections despite rumour of crisis, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party has continued to win elections despite the speculation of crisis in its fold. Oshiomhole said this on Tuesday in Abuja when he received a delegation of APC members led by Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state. Ganduje had presented Alhassan Doguwa, a former leader of the house of representatives, [...]

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    ANN: S’court judgment didn’t reflect wish of Imo voters

ANN: S’court judgment didn’t reflect wish of Imo voters

The south-east chapter of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) says the “flawed” electoral process in 2019 led to the supreme court judgement which removed Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state. In a statement on Thursday, Laz Eze, ANN vice-chairman (south-east), said the judgment did not reflect the wish of the people of the state. Ihedioha, who is of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    INEC: How security agencies encourage thuggery during elections

INEC: How security agencies encourage thuggery during elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the failure of security agencies to act decisively and collaborate with one another encourages thuggery during elections. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this during the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday. Yakubu also said the security agencies have in some cases focused more on [...]

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    Situation Room: INEC has failed to check manipulation of elections by incumbents

Situation Room: INEC has failed to check manipulation of elections by incumbents

The Civil Society Situation Room says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the ability to stand up to the agencies of state that are used to manipulate elections. Speaking with THISDAY, Clement Nwankwo, convener of Situation Room, said the electoral commission should deal decisively with anyone trying to undermine the credibility of the country's election. Nwankwo said there were cases where [...]

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    INEC seeks powers to withhold certificates of candidates declared winner under duress

INEC seeks powers to withhold certificates of candidates declared winner under duress

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for the amendment of electoral laws to empower it to withhold certificates of return of candidates declared winners under duress. Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC information and voter education committee, said this at a workshop organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), in Abuja on Monday. The commission had withheld the certificate [...]

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    Finally, senate introduces bill to establish Electoral Offences Commission

Finally, senate introduces bill to establish Electoral Offences Commission

The senate has finally introduced a bill seeking to establish the Electoral Offences Commission in the country. The long awaited bill, titled, "Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill", 2019 passed second reading at Wednesday’s plenary session. Abubakar Kyari, senator representing Borno north, sponsored the bill. It was introduced a day after the senators lamented the violence and irregularities that have continued to mar Nigeria’s [...]

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    Bayelsa poll: You made it so easy for APC to win, Sylva taunts Dickson

Bayelsa poll: You made it so easy for APC to win, Sylva taunts Dickson

Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum, says Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, made it easy for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to end the 20-year reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. He said this while addressing journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. Sylva and other APC leaders including David Lyon, Bayelsa governor-elect, paid [...]

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    Announcement of election results in Kogi, Bayelsa

Announcement of election results in Kogi, Bayelsa

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    Newcomer vs Buhari’s ally: These factors will determine the winner of Kogi guber poll

Newcomer vs Buhari’s ally: These factors will determine the winner of Kogi guber poll

In less than 24 hours, the electorate in Kogi will march to the polls to vote for who will become the next governor. At the last count, 23 candidates were cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the governorship election but the exercise is no doubt a two-horse race between Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor and candidate [...]

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    Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says warning signs of potential violence in Kogi and Bayelsa is a cause for concern. Speaking on Friday at the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting organised by the commission, Yakubu said both states are politically violent. He called on security agencies to ensure adequate response to any form of disruption [...]

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    YIAGA: Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls must be credible

YIAGA: Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls must be credible

YIAGA Africa, a policy advocacy group, has called for peaceful and credible governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. In a statement on Monday, Samson Itodo, YIAGA África executive director, however, said informed citizen participation is essential for the polls to be free and fair. He also said the organisation has met various stakeholders to ensure successful conduct of the exercise. The two [...]

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    Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done. In  a statement on Monday, the former vice-president said [...]

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    Jonathan gets international appointment

Jonathan gets international appointment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP), a body made up of mainly African former presidents.  Jonathan assumed this role on Friday during the international leadership conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. While delivering a keynote address at the conference, the former Nigerian president called on the African Union (AU) to set minimum acceptable standards for appointing the [...]

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