Friday, November 16, 2018

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    No campaign till Nov 18, INEC warns presidential candidates

No campaign till Nov 18, INEC warns presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned political parties and their presidential candidates for the 2019 elections against publicly campaigning before November 18.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, issued the warning on Monday while speaking at a workshop for election professionals from the Commonwealth Africa region.Yakubu said the approved time for campaign, according to the timeline given by INEC and the [...]

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    VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, put up "a show of bravery" during the protest staged by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Abuja on Friday.Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, PDP chieftains stormed INEC office over the Osun state governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was [...]

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    ‘Masters of rigging’ — Keyamo mocks PDP leaders over anti-INEC protest

‘Masters of rigging’ — Keyamo mocks PDP leaders over anti-INEC protest

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, has described those who protested at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as "known  masters of rigging".On Friday, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, led a protest to INEC headquarters over the Osun governorship election.Among those who joined the protest were Uche Secondus, [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara lead protesters to INEC headquarters over Osun poll

Saraki, Dogara lead protesters to INEC headquarters over Osun poll

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, led a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Friday.Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, are among the protesters who are demanding that INEC declares Ademola Adeleke winner of the Osun [...]

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    Oct 7 remains deadline for conduct of primaries, INEC tells political parties

Oct 7 remains deadline for conduct of primaries, INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says October 7 remains the deadline for conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general election.Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Soyebi said the resolution was made at the end of the commission’s weekly meeting held on Thursday in [...]

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    Saraki: Osun rerun is an embarrassment to democracy

Saraki: Osun rerun is an embarrassment to democracy

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the supplementary governorship election in Osun state is an embarrassment to Nigeria’s democracy.Some observers have faulted the credibility of the election which was marred by violence.In a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki said the rerun was an avenue for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to commit electoral fraud.He accused the ruling party of [...]

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    ‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the conduct of the Osun rerun election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), emerged winner of the rerun which was marred by voter harassment and intimidation.While supporters of Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are crying foul over the poll, it is [...]

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    The ‘flight to Ife’ and other highlights of Osun poll

The ‘flight to Ife’ and other highlights of Osun poll

Who would have thought that Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be the governor-elect of Osun state after coming second in the first ballot conducted on Saturday?Oyetola emerged winner of the election  after securing over 1,000 votes in the governorship rerun election of Thursday. He defeated Ademola Adeleke, his closest rival. The APC candidate secured 255,505 [...]

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    INEC declares Oyetola winner of Osun poll

INEC declares Oyetola winner of Osun poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun state governorship election.Joseph Fuwape, returning officer of the election, made the declaration at the head office of the commission in Osun.Fuwape said Oyetola polled 255,505 votes to defeat Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 255,023 votes.Adeleke was [...]

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    Secondus: Osun election has exposed APC rigging template for 2019

Secondus: Osun election has exposed APC rigging template for 2019

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies have revealed their "rigging template" ahead of 2019 general election.Secondus said this in his assessment of Thursday's rerun election in Osun state.He said INEC and security agencies "merely came out" to implement what [...]

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    Police on Osun rerun: We arrested PDP members impersonating INEC officials

Police on Osun rerun: We arrested PDP members impersonating INEC officials

The Nigeria police force say they have arrested some persons impersonating officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the ongoing Osun governorship rerun election. Folasade Odoro, police spokeswoman in the force department of operations, announced this in a statement on Thursday.She said the individuals were arrested in Orolu, one of the local government areas where the rerun is taking [...]

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    Adeleke: Osun people elected me but I was robbed

Adeleke: Osun people elected me but I was robbed

Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, has declared himself the governor-elect.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the election inconclusive, saying the margin between the two leading candidates was not significant enough to declare a winner.Adeleke had polled 254,699 votes ahead of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had [...]

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    Osun poll: PDP demands resignation of INEC chairman

Osun poll: PDP demands resignation of INEC chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate resignation of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement on Tuesday, the PDP accused him of "controlling role in the fraudulent manipulations that characterised" the Osun state governorship election.It also called for the resignation of Amina Zakari, INEC national commissioner, who it claimed was in charge of [...]

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    INEC on Osun rerun: Allegation of releasing uncollected PVCs irresponsible

INEC on Osun rerun: Allegation of releasing uncollected PVCs irresponsible

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the allegation that uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) are being released ahead of the Osun rerun election is baseless.Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, dismissed the allegation in an interview with NAN.Oyekanmi asked the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), which made the allegation, to provide the proof.“It is highly irresponsible [...]

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    CUPP accuses INEC, APC of plotting to ‘import voters’ for Osun rerun

CUPP accuses INEC, APC of plotting to ‘import voters’ for Osun rerun

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says there is an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the Osun rerun election.INEC had declared the governorship election held Saturday inconclusive and subsequently fixed Thursday for a rerun.The rerun will take place across seven polling units in four local government areas [...]

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    APC rejects PDP’s ‘baseless argument’ on Osun election

APC rejects PDP’s ‘baseless argument’ on Osun election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless the argument of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked against its interest in the Osun state.The commission had kicked against the declaration of the governorship election as inconclusive.INEC had based its action on the margin between the candidates who secured the highest votes in [...]

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