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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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    Sheriff: Some judges will bring anarchy to this country

Sheriff: Some judges will bring anarchy to this country

Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) to prevent “some judges from bringing anarchy to this country”.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Sheriff requested that the CJN look into orders of judges in the federal high court, Port-Harcourt, on the PDP national convention scheduled [...]

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    FILE: All 19 people who want to succeed Oshiomhole as Edo governor

FILE: All 19 people who want to succeed Oshiomhole as Edo governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of candidates for the Edo Governorship election scheduled for September 10.A statement by Augusta Ogakwu, secretary to the commission, 19 candidates fielded by their political parties have been cleared to contest the election.She said publishing of the eligible candidates was in accordance to section 34 of the electoral act 2010 (as [...]

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    We are prepared for conclusive election in Edo, says INEC

We are prepared for conclusive election in Edo, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the September 10 governorship election in Edo state would be conclusive.Sam Olumekun, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, gave the assurance in Benin on Monday during the commission’s voter education implementation meeting.“We want to assure the people that we are prepared to conduct a conclusive governorship election on September 10,” he said.Olumekun [...]

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    Rerun: APC wins Imo north senatorial, 2 state constituencies

Rerun: APC wins Imo north senatorial, 2 state constituencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ben Uwajumogu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winner of Imo north senatorial district rerun election held on July 28.Uwajumogu scored 56,076 votes to defeat Athan Achonu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 43,815 votes.Arinze Agbogu, INEC returning officer for Imo north senatorial district, who announced the result in the [...]

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    INEC chairman should be worried, says Fayose

INEC chairman should be worried, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ought to be worried over the spate of inconclusive elections conducted in the past year.Reacting to the postponement of the Rivers state rerun elections and the alleged irregularity recorded in the Imo north senatorial election, Fayose wondered how INEC would be able to [...]

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    INEC recognises Makarfi as authentic PDP chairman

INEC recognises Makarfi as authentic PDP chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognised Ahmed Makarfi as acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Nick Dazang, INEC’s deputy director, voter education and publicity, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.He said INEC ratified the administrative approval granted Makarfi based on the judgment of the federal high court, Port Harcourt.Dazang said the ratification [...]

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    Rivers commissioner asks FG to disband INEC

Rivers commissioner asks FG to disband INEC

Austin Tam- George, Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency disband the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Expressing dissatisfaction over the postponement of the legislative rerun initially scheduled for July 30, Tam-George said INEC under the leadership of Mahmood Yakubu has shown incompetence.He alleged that the commission had collided [...]

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    Again, INEC postpones Rivers re-run over violence

Again, INEC postpones Rivers re-run over violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again postponed the legislative re-run elections in Rivers state.Augusta Ogakwu, secretary to the commission, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.Ogakwu said the election earlier moved from March 16 to July 30, 2016 was again postponed due to reports of violence.She did not fix a new date for the re-run [...]

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    Again, INEC rejects Sheriff’s candidate in Edo

Again, INEC rejects Sheriff’s candidate in Edo

The name of Mathew Iduoriyekwemwen was conspicuously missing in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) list of candidates participating in the September 10 governorship election in Edo.Iduoriyekwemwen is the candidate of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The list signed by Mathew Ugwuocha,INEC’s head of legal services, contains 19 male governorship candidates, 15 male running mates [...]

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    INEC trains 204 staff ahead of Ondo gov poll

INEC trains 204 staff ahead of Ondo gov poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has commenced the training of 204 e- collation staff of the commission for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo state.Olubunmi Egbeeye, head of voters’ registration and ICT in the state, told NAN on Thursday in Akure, capital of the state, that the training was necessary for the conduct of the election.Egbeeye [...]

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