Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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    INEC orders nationwide distribution of unclaimed PVCs

INEC orders nationwide distribution of unclaimed PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had directed its states’ offices to begin the distribution of uncollected permanent voters cards (PVCs) to their owners.Nick Dazang, deputy director of voter education and publicity in the commission, made this known in an interview with NAN in Abuja.Dazang said the directive was part of efforts by the commission to [...]

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    INEC distributes 1m PVCs ahead of Ondo election

INEC distributes 1m PVCs ahead of Ondo election

As of August 11, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) had distributed 1,200,693 permanent voter cards (PVCs) to voters in Ondo state.Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, made this known at a press conference in Akure.According to Agbaje, as of that date, 331, 078 PVCs were yet to be collected by their owners.He said a total of 1, [...]

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    Edo poll: We will retrain presiding officers, says INEC

Edo poll: We will retrain presiding officers, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will retrain the presiding officers and assistant presiding officers for the governorship election in Edo state.Citing security reasons, the commission rescheduled the exercise initially scheduled for September 10 to September 28.Addressing reporters in Benin, the state capital, on Monday, Prisillia Sule, INEC’s assistant director on voter education and publicity in Edo, said [...]

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    We are ready for you, Rivers APC tells Wike

We are ready for you, Rivers APC tells Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says "it is ready" for Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, asking him to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair legislative rerun election in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Chris Finebone, the party's spokesman in Rivers, said Wike's allegation was only a smoke screen [...]

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    APGA calls for further postponement of Edo poll

APGA calls for further postponement of Edo poll

Osaro Onaiwu, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Edo state governorship election, has called for further shift of the exercise to October 1.Citing advice from security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rescheduled the poll to September 28 from the initial date of September 10.But addressing reporters in Benin on Monday, Onaiwu said the new [...]

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    INEC: By shifting Edo election, we have to pay 19,000 staff all over again

INEC: By shifting Edo election, we have to pay 19,000 staff all over again

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will make fresh payments to 19,000 staff as a result of the postponement of the Edo state governorship election.Nick Dazang, the commission’s deputy director for voter education and publicity, disclosed this on Friday.He said INEC had already confirmed its readiness for the election, and only the last stage of preparation was left [...]

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    Dokpesi: No matter how many times you shift the poll, APC has been rejected in Edo

Dokpesi: No matter how many times you shift the poll, APC has been rejected in Edo

Raymond Dokpesi, a contestant for the national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has already been rejected regardless of the number of times the Edo governorship election is postponed.The Edo governorship election was earlier scheduled to take place on September 10 but it was shifted to September 28 after the Department of State [...]

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    Weddings, NYSC ‘allawee’… 5 things INEC postponed aside Edo election

Weddings, NYSC ‘allawee’… 5 things INEC postponed aside Edo election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after a roundabout of decisions and speculations, on Thursday decided to postpone the Edo state gubernatorial poll scheduled for Saturday.The people of Edo were informed that the postponement is for their own security, but a majority of Nigerians, especially on social media are not impressed.  [...]

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    Democracy under serious threat from APC, says PDP

Democracy under serious threat from APC, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the postponement of the Edo state governorship election has a coup against the people.A statement by Dayo Adeyeye, PDP spokesman, on Thursday, also warned that the country's democracy "is under a serious threat from the APC and its Gestapo security agencies.”On Thursday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that the election, which was scheduled for [...]

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    UPDATED: INEC postpones Edo election to Sept 28

UPDATED: INEC postpones Edo election to Sept 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Edo state governorship election to September 28Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in-charge of voter education and publicity, made the disclosure on Thursday during a press conference at INEC's office in Benin.He attributed the postponement to alleged security threat as reported by the security agencies.Citing security reasons, the Department of State Services [...]

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    INEC to proceed with Edo governorship election

INEC to proceed with Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will go on with the Edo state governorship election against the advice of the department of state services (DSS) and the police, TheCable understands.The security agencies had asked INEC to postpone the election, citing security concerns.However, a source at the commission told TheCable that the election will not be shifted, adding that "INEC will soon [...]

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    APC knows it is about to lose Edo governorship election, says PDP

APC knows it is about to lose Edo governorship election, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the advice of security agencies to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on postponement of the forthcoming Edo governorship election is an attempt to scuttle the country's democracy.The department of state service (DSS) and the police had advised INEC to postpone the governorship election, citing security concerns.But in a statement on Wednesday, Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of [...]

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    INEC commissioners meet to decide fate of Edo election

INEC commissioners meet to decide fate of Edo election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its national commissioners are meeting to take a decision on the request of security agencies for the postponement of the Edo governorship election scheduled for Saturday.Nick Dazang, INEC head of publicity, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday.The Department of State Services (DSS) and the police had called for a postponement of the election, [...]

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    DSS, police ask INEC to postpone Edo governorship election

DSS, police ask INEC to postpone Edo governorship election

‎The Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria police have asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Saturday's governorship election in Edo state.At a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Don Awunah, police spokesman, and Garba Abdullahi, an agent of the DSS‎, cited security concerns as the reason for the request."The Nigeria police and the DSS wish [...]

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    Declaring elections inconclusive is fairness to all, says INEC commissioner

Declaring elections inconclusive is fairness to all, says INEC commissioner

Amina Bala Zakari, the national commissioner and chairman board of electoral institute of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the frequent declaration of elections as inconclusive is an attempt by the commission to be fair to all.A statement released by Nick Dazang, INEC's deputy director of information, quoted Zakari as saying this at an event with the theme: 'Trends of Inconclusive Elections and the [...]

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    Despite court ruling, INEC ‘on standby’ to monitor PDP convention

Despite court ruling, INEC ‘on standby’ to monitor PDP convention

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its team that would monitor the Port Harcourt convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on standby.Nick Dazang, INEC deputy director on publicity and voter education, said this in a statement on Tuesday.The statement said the commission had not received the judgement of the federal high court, Abuja, which ordered the cessation of the exercise, [...]

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