Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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    S’court: Why we accepted materials tendered by Uzodinma, police

S’court: Why we accepted materials tendered by Uzodinma, police

The supreme court says it admitted election materials that Hope Uzodinma and the police tendered in the appeal against the Imo governorship election result because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Emeka Ihedioha failed to disprove them. INEC had declared Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as candidate with the highest number of votes in the March 8 election, but [...]

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    INEC: Akpabio cannot be replaced in Akwa Ibom senatorial rerun

INEC: Akpabio cannot be replaced in Akwa Ibom senatorial rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says all the candidates that participated in cancelled elections — including Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs who had earlier pulled out — will not be replaced in the reruns. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this is because the reruns are court-ordered and the deadline for political parties to nominate their candidates have elapsed. Chris [...]

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    THE INSIDER: INEC may not update Imo guber votes tally despite s’court verdict

THE INSIDER: INEC may not update Imo guber votes tally despite s’court verdict

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may not release another tally of votes from the Imo state governorship election despite a supreme court verdict, TheCable understands. The apex court had on Tuesday nullified the outcome of the election as announced by INEC thereby invalidating the earlier tally announced by the commission. However, a top official of the commission tells TheCable the electoral [...]

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    Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, affirms APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor

Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, affirms APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor

The supreme court has sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state, affirming Hope Uzodinma as winner of the March 9 election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of the election but Uzodinma, who came fourth, challenged the outcome of the election in court. According to INEC results, Ihedioha, who ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    INEC: How security agencies encourage thuggery during elections

INEC: How security agencies encourage thuggery during elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the failure of security agencies to act decisively and collaborate with one another encourages thuggery during elections. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this during the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday. Yakubu also said the security agencies have in some cases focused more on [...]

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    Buhari to INEC: Don’t allow manipulation of elections

Buhari to INEC: Don’t allow manipulation of elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police not to allow the manipulation of the forthcoming rerun elections.  A statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari spoke while meeting with Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, and other officials of the electoral body at the state house, on Tuesday, in Abuja. The [...]

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    Fatoyinbo scandal, drama at sex toy shop… controversies of 2019

Fatoyinbo scandal, drama at sex toy shop… controversies of 2019

From politics to social issues, the outgoing year was filled with dramatic happenings. Some of these events happened while Nigerians were still reeling from the thrill or shock of the previous ones. From the RUGA controversy, a senator physically assaulting a woman at a sex-toy shop to the ''INEC server debate'', Nigerians had a full plate of controversies in 2019. Here are [...]

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    Situation Room: INEC has failed to check manipulation of elections by incumbents

Situation Room: INEC has failed to check manipulation of elections by incumbents

The Civil Society Situation Room says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the ability to stand up to the agencies of state that are used to manipulate elections. Speaking with THISDAY, Clement Nwankwo, convener of Situation Room, said the electoral commission should deal decisively with anyone trying to undermine the credibility of the country's election. Nwankwo said there were cases where [...]

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    Galadima: If appointed INEC chairman, I’ll conduct elections without one kobo from FG

Galadima: If appointed INEC chairman, I’ll conduct elections without one kobo from FG

Buba Galadima, an elder statesman, says if he is appointed chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he would not rely on the federal government for funds to conduct elections. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Galadima said he would get funding from donor agencies. Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, alleged that the president conspired with security agencies, INEC [...]

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    57 political parties violate electoral act, fail to disclose election expenses

57 political parties violate electoral act, fail to disclose election expenses

Fifty-seven political parties failed to submit details of their expenses in the 2019 general election, according to documents seen by TheCable. Although 91 political parties participated in this year's elections, only 34 had submitted reports of their expenses to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as of Thursday. The electoral act, the law guiding Nigeria's elections, mandates political parties to submit to INEC [...]

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    INEC seeks powers to withhold certificates of candidates declared winner under duress

INEC seeks powers to withhold certificates of candidates declared winner under duress

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for the amendment of electoral laws to empower it to withhold certificates of return of candidates declared winners under duress. Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC information and voter education committee, said this at a workshop organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), in Abuja on Monday. The commission had withheld the certificate [...]

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    INEC announces January 25 for all outstanding rerun elections

INEC announces January 25 for all outstanding rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says all outstanding rerun elections will be held on Saturday, January 25. In a statement by Festus Okoye, INEC's national commissioner for information and voter education, the commission said a total of 807 post-election petitions were filed at different tribunals. It said 582 petitions were dismissed while 183 were withdrawn by petitioners and certificates of return were issued [...]

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    Senate suspends confirmation of Osun REC nominee ‘who was an APC member’

Senate suspends confirmation of Osun REC nominee ‘who was an APC member’

The senate has suspended the confirmation of Raheem Olalekan, a resident electoral commissioner (REC) nominee from Osun state. Olalekan's appointment was not confirmed following the recommendations in a report presented by Kabir Gaya, chairman of the senate committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While presenting the report of his committee on Wednesday, Gaya recommended that Olalekan's confirmation be stood down for [...]

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    Our extensive electoral reform made us lose power, says PDP

Our extensive electoral reform made us lose power, says PDP

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says an extensive electoral reform carried out by his party made it lose power. Secondus said this when he received a delegation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the party's national secretariat in Abuja. The PDP chairman said the PDP nurtured the country's democracy from 1999 till 2015. "Recall that our party [...]

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    Melaye asks INEC to postpone supplementary poll in Kogi west

Melaye asks INEC to postpone supplementary poll in Kogi west

Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi west senatorial election, has called for the postponement of the supplementary poll scheduled for Saturday. Addressing journalists at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja, Melaye said the poll should be postponed until “infractions” in the November 16 election are resolved. He was at INEC to submit another petition against [...]

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    INEC will have smooth electoral process ‘if politicians are determined’

INEC will have smooth electoral process ‘if politicians are determined’

Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says politicians are responsible for most of the problems that occur during elections. Speaking in Lagos when The International Press Centre (IPC) launched "Trends in reportage of post-2019 election issues", a publication, Oyekanmi blamed electoral violence on politicians. "Politicians are the ones that constitute most of the [...]

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