Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Electoral Act"

    Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

The house of representatives has commenced an investigation on the alleged violation of the electoral act by political parties in the primaries to choose candidates for the 2019 general election.The house on Thursday set up an ad hoc committee to look into the matter, charging it to determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) colluded with the parties to [...]

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    Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

The house of representatives has passed a bill amending the electoral act, a day after the senate passed a similar bill.The lower legislative chamber passed the amendment on Wednesday after Aishatu Dukku, chairman of committee on INEC, presented a report of the joint committee on INEC.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill for a second time -- it had [...]

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    ‘Provision for card readers, spending limits for candidates’ — senate passes electoral act amendment

‘Provision for card readers, spending limits for candidates’ — senate passes electoral act amendment

The senate has passed a bill amending the electoral act.The bill was passed on Tuesday after Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the committee on INEC, presented a report on the floor of the senate.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill because of some issues the lawmakers failed to address during revision to the bill.After addressing the concerns of the president, [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is tracking financing of campaign by political parties, as part of new measures to tackle vote-buying.Wilson Uwajuren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Friday. He said the anti-graft agency is out to prosecute anyone involved in the practice of vote-buying.Uwajuren said those offering financial inducements for votes as well [...]

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    PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari culpable for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.The PDP said this on Thursday while reacting to the presidential nomination form bought for Buhari by a group known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a [...]

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    Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has pledged to ensure compliance with the electoral guidelines during its forthcoming primaries.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, gave the assurance while speaking with state house correspondents after the APC caucus meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.He said the upcoming primaries were discussed based on the timetable and schedule of activities for [...]

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    Secondus asks Buhari to sign electoral act amendment

Secondus asks Buhari to sign electoral act amendment

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment.In a statement on Tuesday, Ike Abonyi, media aide to the PDP chairman, quoted Secondus as saying this when he received Atahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto, and Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe - both presidential aspirants.The aspirants were at [...]

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    N’assembly sends electoral act amendment bill to Buhari for assent

N’assembly sends electoral act amendment bill to Buhari for assent

The national assembly has sent the new amendment to the electoral act to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.On March 13, Buhari refused to give assent to the amendment to the act which was initially sent to him.The bill had a section which reordered the sequence of polls ahead of the 2019 elections.The president explained that amending section 25 of the [...]

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    ‘No e-voting, card readers compulsory for accreditation’ — the new electoral act adopted by reps 

‘No e-voting, card readers compulsory for accreditation’ — the new electoral act adopted by reps 

The house of representatives has proposed that smart card readers must be used for accreditation before elections are conducted in any polling unit.The proposal is contained in a bill which seeks to amend the provisions of the electoral act. It was considered by the committee of the whole on Thursday.The bill — which has 41 clauses — also proposes that [...]

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    After rejection by Buhari, senate reintroduces election reordering bill

After rejection by Buhari, senate reintroduces election reordering bill

The senate has reintroduced the bill to amend the electoral act.It passed first reading after the short title of the bill was read by the clerk of the senate on Tuesday.The development comes after the reintroduction of the bill by the house of representatives, last week.On March 13, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill.The president had said amending section 25 [...]

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    Court orders n’assembly to suspend action on election reordering bill

Court orders n’assembly to suspend action on election reordering bill

The federal high court, Abuja, has ordered the national assembly to suspend actions on the electoral act.President Muhammadu Buhari rejected amendment to the act on Tuesday.In a letter to both chambers of the national assembly, the president said the amendment to the "sequence of elections in section 25 of the principal act, may infringe upon the constitutionally guaranteed discretion of [...]

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    2019: Reps amend electoral act, say presidential poll should hold last

2019: Reps amend electoral act, say presidential poll should hold last

The house of representatives has amended the electoral act, 2010.The lawmakers proposed that presidential election should be held last after state governorship and house of assembly elections.The first election to be conducted, in the new order, would be that of the national assembly.The amendment followed the adoption of the report of the committee on electoral matters chaired by Aisha Dukku, [...]

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    Chidoka asks: Did Obiano violate the law by addressing voters during election?

Chidoka asks: Did Obiano violate the law by addressing voters during election?

Osita Chidoka, United Progressives Party (UPP) candidate, has questioned Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, on his right to address voters on election day.Willie Obiano spoke to voters at his polling unit after casting his vote. He expressed joy at their turnout and said he would win the election by a landslide.Chidoka, reacting in a tweet, drew attention to reports that Obiano had [...]

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    Presidential form for N10m… and 16 other highlights of amended electoral act

Presidential form for N10m… and 16 other highlights of amended electoral act

On March 30, the eighth senate passed the Electoral Act No 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017 after years of unsuccessful attempts by its predecessors.The passage of the bill took meticulous effort and heated debates.  The upper legislative chamber had even put off consideration of the bill several times owing to divergent views expressed by its members.The bill is aimed at [...]

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    Senate approves electronic voting for 2019 polls

Senate approves electronic voting for 2019 polls

The Senate on Thursday passed amendments to the  Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections.It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers.The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the senate committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on a bill for an Act to amend [...]

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    Voters can’t loiter at polling units, Abba insists

Voters can’t loiter at polling units, Abba insists

Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police (IGP), is insisting that Nigerian voters have to ‘go home and cool down’ after casting their ballots on Saturday.Abba caused controversy when he said at the briefing of accredited election observers in Abuja last week that voters should go home after voting instead of waiting at polling units to “protect their votes”.He had vowed to deal with [...]

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