Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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    Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must produce the server used during the general election.The commission has denied using server for the elections, explaining that it was used during Anambra and Osun governorship elections in 2018.At a programme in Osun state on Monday, Solomon Soyebi, an INEC national commissioner, [...]

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    INEC: We experimented with server in Osun, Anambra – NOT during general election

INEC: We experimented with server in Osun, Anambra – NOT during general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it only used an electronic server as experiment during some state governorship elections in 2018.According to PUNCH, Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner, said the commission jettisoned the idea of using server for this year’s general election over some factors, including the late release of its budget.This comes on the heels of an ongoing [...]

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    We don’t have a server, INEC replies Atiku

We don’t have a server, INEC replies Atiku

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not have a server where results of the presidential election were uploaded.The electoral commission was reacting to the request of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The PDP and Atiku had asked the tribunal to compel INEC to allow them inspect smart card readers and the server.The opposition [...]

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    Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

A high court sitting in Imo state has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from "departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election."A copy of the judgement dated Tuesday, June [...]

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    Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect.In a statement on Monday, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha's media aide, described pictures circulating on the internet showing the former governor holding a certificate of return as fake.On Friday, a federal high court in Abuja had ordered [...]

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    We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed reservations over the judgement of the federal high court, Abuja, directing it to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.In a statement on Friday, the commission said it is worried that "if electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any individual can harass, intimidate and [...]

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    Okorocha: I’ve forgiven the INEC official who claimed I won under duress

Okorocha: I’ve forgiven the INEC official who claimed I won under duress

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says he has forgiven Innocent Ibeabuchi, returning officer for the Imo west senatorial election.  Ibeabuchi had said he announced the former governor winner of the senatorial seat under duress, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) subsequently delisted Okorocha as senator-elect, withholding his certificate of return. But on Friday, a federal high court in [...]

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    INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has started the review of the processes and procedures of the 2019 general election.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the review which commenced on Tuesday, with the meeting of state resident electoral commissioners, is targeted at improving Nigeria's electoral system.He said the commission will over the next two months, engage with all stakeholders [...]

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    INEC issues certificates of return to Zamfara PDP candidates

INEC issues certificates of return to Zamfara PDP candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates of return to Bello Matawalle as governor-elect of Zamfara state.Matawalle and Mahdi Gusau, deputy governor-elect, both of whom are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were presented their certificates of return at the Electoral Institute in Abuja on Monday.Also presented with their certificates of return were the three senators-elect and seven [...]

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    INEC declares PDP winner of  Zamfara elections

INEC declares PDP winner of Zamfara elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Zamfara state governorship election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.He also said the party won all but one of the elective positions in the state. Kabiru Hassan of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) won the election in Maru [...]

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    Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

The Oyo state governorship election petition tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.Adelabu and the APC are challenging the declaration of Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the state governorship election.Adelabu through [...]

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    INEC withdraws 25 certificates of return

INEC withdraws 25 certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has withdrawn 25 certificates of return issued to some candidates who partook in the 2019 general election.Speaking at a media forum in Enugu state on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC's national commissioner for information and voter education, said the commission took the action based on court orders.Okoye said 20 of the 25 certificates were [...]

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    INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls to Nov 16

INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls to Nov 16

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the Bayelsa and Kogi state governorship elections.The commission said the elections, initially scheduled to hold on November 2, will now hold on November 16.Festus Okoye, INEC director of voter education and publicity, said in a statement, on Thursday, that the change in date was as a result of various appeals for the [...]

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    Is INEC’s certificate of return for sale?

Is INEC’s certificate of return for sale?

BY MATHEW AIGBOVOWith the recent issuance of a certificate of return to billionaire politician, Prince Ned Nwoko of Delta North Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite a pending appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, and having been served a stay of execution on the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, it is clear [...]

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    Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been haunting him since he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Okorocha had defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he contested and won the 2011 governorship election.The outgoing governor had been declared winner of the 2019 [...]

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    INEC and its ’empty’ server

INEC and its ’empty’ server

BY ERAHODU OSEGHALEThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is in the throes of a dilemma. It does not seem to know how to extricate itself from the server mess in which it is currently embroiled. The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu had, prior to the election, told the world that results of the presidential election and other elections [...]

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