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    Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says that the Independent National Electoral Commission was in collusion with the All Progressives Congress to rig the 2019 general election.Wike on Saturday alleged that INEC intends to post electoral officers from APC states to Rivers during the election.The governor made the allegation during a visit to Etche local government area of the state.He claimed [...]

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    Over 25 INEC officials in hospital after Rivers rerun attack

Over 25 INEC officials in hospital after Rivers rerun attack

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said more than 25 of its staff members were receiving medical attention as a result of attacks suffered during Saturday’s supplementary election in Etche local government area of Rivers state.In an interview with NAN in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Aniedi Ikoiwak, resident electoral commissioner (REC) blamed the attacks on the people [...]

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    Abducted INEC official regains freedom

Abducted INEC official regains freedom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says one of its staffers kidnapped during the legislative elections in Etche had been released.May Agbamuche-Mbu, south-south national electoral commissioner in charge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, made this known while speaking to reporters in Etche after monitoring the election.She said the staffer was attacked and kidnapped while on the way to supply election [...]

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    Again, violence breaks out during Rivers rerun, INEC official ‘abducted’

Again, violence breaks out during Rivers rerun, INEC official ‘abducted’

A supervisor of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) at ward 14 in Etche local government area (LGA) of Rivers state has reportedly been abducted.According to NATION, he was kidnapped around 8am when he arrived at the ward for the legislative rerun election.The newspaper quoted some staff of the commission as saying the abductors seized the official vehicle which conveyed [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Etche LGA records low turnout of voters

Rivers rerun: Etche LGA records low turnout of voters

The on-going legislative election on Saturday recorded low turnout in some parts of Etche local government area of Rivers.The election is the conclusion of the 2015 general election to fill up Etche state constituency II and Etche/Omuma federal constituency seats.According to NAN, there was voter apathy at Ward 3, Unit 6 of Etche. Accreditation in the unit reportedly started at 8:30am [...]

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    INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will hold the Anambra governorship election on November 18, 2017.Solomon Soyebi, a national commissioner INEC, announced this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.He said the 1999 constitution as amended, and the electoral act, had stipulated that the earliest day for the conduct of the election shall be October 18, while [...]

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    Outstanding Rivers election to hold Saturday

Outstanding Rivers election to hold Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday for the conclusion of outstanding 2015 elections in Rivers state.Aniedi Ikoiwak, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.He said the exercise would hold in Etche and Omuma local government areas.The election, according to the statement, is to fill the [...]

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    INEC to spend N1.4bn on ballot boxes for 2019 election

INEC to spend N1.4bn on ballot boxes for 2019 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will use N1.4 billion to purchase ballot boxes to be used during the 2019 general election.Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, made this known on Monday while appearing before the house of representatives committee on electoral matters and political parties affairs.He said INEC would replace the transparent ballot boxes with plastic ones.Yakubu said [...]

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    Rivers govt: We won’t succumb to the antics of APC and its ‘security surrogates’

Rivers govt: We won’t succumb to the antics of APC and its ‘security surrogates’

The Rivers state government says it will not "succumb to the juvenile antics of the All Progressives Congress and its security surrogates".Reacting to the statement that N111 million had been recovered from the bribe Nyesom Wike, the governor, gave to some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Austin Tam-George, Rivers commissioner of information, accused the the federal government of launching a [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

The police on Tuesday disclosed that they recovered N111m from some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) involved in the legislative rerun-election in Rivers state.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), had set up a panel to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in the December 10 election.But Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, went to court to challenge the [...]

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    ADP, new mega party, submits documents for registration

ADP, new mega party, submits documents for registration

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), a new mega political party, has submitted requirements for registration to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Yagbayi Sani, protem national chairman of the party, described ADP as an alternative political party that will put the country "on the path of sustainable development and national cohesion".Members of the new party are reportedly [...]

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    Rivers PDP: 21 INEC staff have been arrested and told to implicate Wike

Rivers PDP: 21 INEC staff have been arrested and told to implicate Wike

The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that 21 ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who took part in the legislative rerun election in the state have been arrested and told to accuse Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, of offering them bribe.In a statement it issued on Thursday, the party [...]

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    IG, Wike inaugurate separate panels to probe Rivers rerun

IG, Wike inaugurate separate panels to probe Rivers rerun

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general (IG) of police, has inaugurated the panel setup to investigate alleged malpractices in the legislative rerun election in Rivers state.Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has also inaugurated the commission of inquiry he set up to investigate the violence that marred the election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said at least 70 incidents of violence were recorded in [...]

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    Rivers rerun: ‘Audio recording provides useful clue to what transpired in Etche’

Rivers rerun: ‘Audio recording provides useful clue to what transpired in Etche’

Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says an alleged audio recording of Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, has shed light on what transpired in Etche local government.The legislative rerun election in Etche was not concluded because of the high level of irregularities recorded there.A voice said to be Wike's was heard on the recording threatening an INEC official [...]

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    Wike: Nobody can come after me because God is with me

Wike: Nobody can come after me because God is with me

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says nobody can come after him because God is with him.Fielding questions from journalists at the Rivers state government house, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Wike explained what made him prevent the raid on the house of a judge back in October.He said he had no personal interest to protect, but was only performing his [...]

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    60 new political parties have applied for registration, says INEC

60 new political parties have applied for registration, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said 60 associations have applied to the commission to be registered as political parties.Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the chairman of the commission, disclosed this at a capacity development workshop organised by INEC.There are 40 political parties in Nigeria. 10 of them were recently registered by INEC following court orders.Oyekanmi said [...]

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