Saturday, March 23, 2019

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    INEC suspends supplementary election in Bayelsa constituency

INEC suspends supplementary election in Bayelsa constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the supplementary election in Brass constituency 1 of Bayelsa state.In a statement on Saturday, Monday Udoh, the state's resident electoral commission (REC), said the decision was based on a court order to add missing polling units in the area.On Friday, a federal high court in Yenagoa, the state capital, had ordered the [...]

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    Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the supplementary governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state.Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, acting chairman of the party, made the call while addressing journalists on Saturday.Bichi said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the [...]

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    Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his moral authority and skills as a veteran politician are his only tools for influencing elections.He spoke while reacting to the allegation by a political group that he is planning to influence the governorship rerun election in Sokoto state.The Sokoto State Coalition of PDP Supporters had accused Tinubu, Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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    INEC: Okorocha will get a certificate of return on one condition

INEC: Okorocha will get a certificate of return on one condition

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed the only condition under which it will issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state.At a press conference in Abuja, Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC information and voter education committee, said the commission will issue a certificate of return to Okorocha if directed by the court to do so.Francis [...]

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    ‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has alleged that Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is plotting to implicate him in criminal conspiracy.In a letter dated March 21, the speaker told Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), that he has credible information of an ongoing plot [...]

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    FULL LIST: Lagos, Ebonyi… supplementary elections will hold in these 18 states

FULL LIST: Lagos, Ebonyi… supplementary elections will hold in these 18 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Saturday's supplementary elections will take place in 18 states.A document released by INEC on Thursday showed supplementary governorship polls will hold in five states including Bauchi (14 LGAs), Benue (22 LGAs, Plateau (9 LGAs) Kano (29 LGAs) and Sokoto (22 LGAs)It said although an Adamawa state high court directed the suspension of supplementary election [...]

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    Secondus writes Yakubu: There’s no basis for Bauchi supplementary election

Secondus writes Yakubu: There’s no basis for Bauchi supplementary election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tackled the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its decision to conduct supplementary governorship election in Bauchi state while all results have not been collated.In a letter addressed to Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, and dated March 21, the PDP said such decision contradicts provisions of the electoral act as well as the INEC guidelines [...]

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    Rivers APC: INEC determined to rig for Wike

Rivers APC: INEC determined to rig for Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is determined to rig governorship election in the state in favour of Nyesom Wike, the incumbent governor.On March 10, INEC suspended all electoral processes in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results. The commission eventually announced a rerun [...]

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    INEC to proceed with supplementary poll in Bauchi

INEC to proceed with supplementary poll in Bauchi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the supplementary governorship election scheduled for Saturday in Bauchi state will still hold.Festus Okoye, chairman of the information and voter education committee, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.Mohammed Kyari, the returning officer of the election had declared the poll inconclusive after the number of cancelled votes exceeded the margin [...]

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    ‘This is pure evil’ — Dogara speaks on inconclusive elections

‘This is pure evil’ — Dogara speaks on inconclusive elections

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against setting a dangerous precedence by declaring elections inconclusive.INEC had declared elections inconclusive in at least six states, including Bauchi where the speaker hails from.Addressing a national executive council meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday in Abuja, Dogara cited election cases [...]

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    Atiku: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states

Atiku: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed how his votes were reduced in 31 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.The PDP candidate said he defeated Buhari with [...]

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    PDP leaders ask military to stay away from supplementary poll

PDP leaders ask military to stay away from supplementary poll

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says declaring elections inconclusive is the terminology used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to "rig elections."Ike Abonyi, media aide to Secondus, quoted the PDP national chairman as saying this at the national emergency council meeting of the party.Secondus asked the military and other security agencies to resist any [...]

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    Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the deployment of army personnel for elections in Rivers state is illegal.The Nigerian army had been indicted by a fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the suspended electoral process in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Falana argued that the Nigerian armed forces could only [...]

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    Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return 

Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for refusing to recognise him as winner of the election in Imo west senatorial district.In a suit filed at the federal high court in Abuja, Okorocha asked the court to compel INEC to issue him the certificate of return having been declared winner of the election.Francis [...]

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    Tribunal gives Shehu Sani access to inspect electoral materials

Tribunal gives Shehu Sani access to inspect electoral materials

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has been granted access to inspect materials used during the February 23 national assembly elections in his constituency.In the suit dated March 15 and filed on March 18, Sani asked for an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow him inspect materials used during the election.Sani also asked to be allowed to [...]

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    ‘You have slipped into severe depression’ — APC dismisses PDP’s 1.6m votes claim

‘You have slipped into severe depression’ — APC dismisses PDP’s 1.6m votes claim

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, have "slipped into severe depression".The APC said this in reaction to PDP's claim that it won the presidential poll by 1.6 million votes.The opposition party based its claims on the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It filed the claim in its [...]

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