Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tag "INEC"

    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, he personally signed, Nwabueze described the declaration as “unconstitutional, a masterstroke of mischief and insincerity and a deceitful contrivance”.On June 6, Buhari announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the highest honour in the [...]

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    HEDA asks INEC to release report on underage voting in Kano

HEDA asks INEC to release report on underage voting in Kano

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has requested a copy of the report by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) panel on the investigation of alleged underage voting in Kano state local government area election.There was an outrage after images of underage voters were circulated on social media after the election, and in February, INEC set up [...]

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    Drama as senate confirms ‘rejected’ REC nominee

Drama as senate confirms ‘rejected’ REC nominee

The senate on Wednesday confirmed four resident electoral commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but not without a scenario.Sulieman Nazif, chairman of the INEC committee, while presenting his report recommended that Monday Udo Tom, Attahiru Garba Madami and Festus Okoye should be confirmed but Ahmed Bello Mahmud should be rejected.Nazif based his recommendation on a petition received [...]

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    Sowore’s movement asks INEC to extend period of PVC collection by five hours

Sowore’s movement asks INEC to extend period of PVC collection by five hours

#TakeBackNigeria, a socio-political group amplifying the candidacy of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, for the 2019 presidential election, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review its scheduled time for collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs).The advice is contained in a statement issued by Adewale Momoh, head, publicity committee of the movement in Ondo state.The group asked [...]

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    Crisis brews in APC ahead of convention

Crisis brews in APC ahead of convention

A high court sitting in the federal capital territory has been asked to issue an injunction, restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) from holding its upcoming convention.In a suit filed before the court by one Udo Ibe, the plaintiff, also asked the court to issue a declaration to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register the party.The plaintiff asked [...]

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    INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the voter register it produced for the conduct of the Kano local government election was not used in most of the polling units in the state.After the poll in February, images of children allegedly thumb-printing during the exercise surfaced on the internet.Some of the political parties that participated in the poll demanded a [...]

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    INEC: The art of kicking the leg

INEC: The art of kicking the leg

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have a rough ride this week, over a matter that is, in the strict sense, not its business.After weeks of investigation, this could be the week when the Commission finally releases its findings into allegations that the Kano State Local Government election, conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) using INEC’s register, [...]

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    Melaye survives recall from senate

Melaye survives recall from senate

The attempt to recall Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, has failed.Out of the 189,870 signatories to the petition to recall him from the upper legislative chamber, only 18,742 were verified by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday.The verified signatories represent 5.34 percent of the 351,146 registered voters in Kogi west, thereby not meeting the required criteria.For [...]

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    INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship poll

INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has released the timetable for the conduct of the state’s September 22 governorship election.Presenting the timetable to journalists on Thursday in Osogbo, Olusegun Agbaje, Osun resident electoral commissioner, said election activities would commence on June 23 with the release of ‘notice of election’.Agbaje said political parties will commence a public campaign on [...]

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    More trouble for Melaye as INEC begins recall process

More trouble for Melaye as INEC begins recall process

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence the recall process of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Saturday.This follows a recent ruling by the appeal court which gave INEC the go-ahead to carry out the exercise.Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Kogi on Wednesday, Mohammed Haruna, INEC federal commissioner, said the verification of signatures of those [...]

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    INEC: No plan to compromise 2019 elections with 30,000 new polling units

INEC: No plan to compromise 2019 elections with 30,000 new polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to create 30,000 new polling units "to compromise the 2019 general election".An alarm was raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that INEC intends to create additional polling units to aid the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) win the 2019 general elections.Rotimi Lawrence, chief press secretary of the INEC [...]

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    INEC: 1.4 million PVCs unclaimed in Lagos… 195,941 in Kano

INEC: 1.4 million PVCs unclaimed in Lagos… 195,941 in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is still in possession of 7,920,129 permanent voter cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices across the nation.A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at March 2018 reveals that Lagos has the highest number of 1,401,390 while Kano has 195,941. Lagos and Kano are two of the most populous states [...]

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    Presidency ‘pressurising INEC not to use electronic voting in 2019’

Presidency ‘pressurising INEC not to use electronic voting in 2019’

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) says the presidency has pressurised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the 2019 general election.The association said this is the reason why INEC ruled out electronic voting in the next general election.In a statement on Thursday, Emmanuel Onwubiko, national coordinator of HURIWA, said the commission's decision not to use electronic voting [...]

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    Buhari appoints seven INEC RECs, polytechnic rectors

Buhari appoints seven INEC RECs, polytechnic rectors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday made new appointments to fill vacant positions in some key agencies and departments.The appointments were contained in a statement by Lawrence Ojabo, director of information for the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).According to the statement, the appointments covers chief executive officers of agencies in the ministries of health, information [...]

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    #OurMumuDonDo protesters storm INEC, demand prosecution of Mantu

#OurMumuDonDo protesters storm INEC, demand prosecution of Mantu

OurMumuDonDo, a civil society group, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of Ibrahim Mantu, former deputy senate president, for admitting that he rigged elections.The group made the demand when its members staged a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Friday.While being interviewed on a TV programme recently, Mantu had said he helped [...]

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