Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Mahmood Yakubu"

    ‘This is daylight robbery’ — PDP asks INEC to declare Adeleke winner of Osun poll

‘This is daylight robbery’ — PDP asks INEC to declare Adeleke winner of Osun poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the declaration of the Osun state governorship election as inconclusive.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the election inconclusive, saying the requirement for a winner to emerge on first ballot was not met.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

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    Judge who insisted on arrest of INEC chairman soft pedals

Judge who insisted on arrest of INEC chairman soft pedals

Stephen Pam, judge of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, has suspended hearing in the contempt suit against Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Pam had ordered an immediate arrest of the INEC chairman after he failed to appear before him for three consecutive times.But at its sitting on Monday, an Abuja division of the court of appeal ordered stay of execution on [...]

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    INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has insisted on the arrest of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This comes a day the Abuja division of the appeal court ordered stay of execution on the matter on Monday following a motion filed by Yakubu challenging it.At its sitting on Monday, the appellate court had ordered that [...]

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    Court halts arrest of INEC chairman

Court halts arrest of INEC chairman

The Abuja division of the court of appeal has ordered stay of execution on the arrest warrant issued against Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).At its sitting on Monday, the court ordered that the matter be put on hold pending the outcome of Yakubu’s initial appeal in the case.Stephen Pam, a judge of the federal high [...]

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    INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Osun state governorship election, slated for September 22, would feature the highest number of contestants in the history of governorship elections in Nigeria.Speaking when he visited Bayero University, Kano (BUK), on Tuesday, Yakubu said the commission is fully prepared for the exercise.He said there is a record number of [...]

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    INEC chairman asks court to set aside arrest warrant

INEC chairman asks court to set aside arrest warrant

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has challenged the the arrest warrant issued against him by a federal high court in Abuja.In an application filed before the Abuja division of the court of appeal, Yakubu prayed the court to quash the arrest warrant on the grounds that it was "issued in bad fate” and is “legally defective”.Stephen Pam, [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    INEC: Seven million PVCs from 2015 elections yet to be claimed

INEC: Seven million PVCs from 2015 elections yet to be claimed

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has expressed worry about the low rate of collection of the newly-printed PVCs of new registrants across the country.Yakubu made the remark on Tuesday while responding to questions at the INEC/ Private Sector Forum organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).The INEC boss said it is worrisome that over [...]

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    2019 and Yakubu’s wake-up call

2019 and Yakubu’s wake-up call

Though he set out to tackle the allegation of complicity in reported underage voting in recent Kano polls, INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, has inadvertently reopened the extant debate on the forces undermining the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria. Back in February, tongues naturally began to wag across the land after the social media was awash with footages of [...]

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    INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the voter register it produced for the conduct of the Kano local government election was not used in most of the polling units in the state.After the poll in February, images of children allegedly thumb-printing during the exercise surfaced on the internet.Some of the political parties that participated in the poll demanded a [...]

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    INEC detects names of 299 foreigners in voter register

INEC detects names of 299 foreigners in voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had expunged 299 names of aliens from the voter register.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission, made this known at a consultative meeting of the commission with security agencies in Abuja.Yakubu said the foreigners were discovered through information made available by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).He said registering to vote and [...]

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    INEC chairman: I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated

INEC chairman: I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he has passed the stage where he can be intimidated.In a chat with The Interview, Yakubu vowed not to bow to pressure.He said this in light of concerns about voter registration and accusations by politicians that INEC could not be trusted to conduct free and fair elections.Recently, Nyesom Wike, [...]

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    Election timetable hasn’t changed, says INEC chairman

Election timetable hasn’t changed, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the electoral body is still working with the election timetable it released earlier.He said this while reacting to the change in the sequence of the elections by the national assembly.In the amended election timetable recently adopted by both the senate and the house of representatives, the national assembly election [...]

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    PDP: Election must not hold in Katsina, Kano until voter register is sanitised

PDP: Election must not hold in Katsina, Kano until voter register is sanitised

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that elections should not hold in Kano and Katsina states until voter register is sanitised.The party made the call following the allegations of underage voting in Kano state.Pictures of underage voters trended on social media after the last local government election in Kano.INEC had initially denied being involved in the election where the [...]

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    INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) has set up a committee to probe the underage voting in Kano state.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, disclosed this at a workshop in Lagos on Friday.He said findings of the panel, headed by a national commissioner, will be made public."We wish to assure Nigerians that the matter will be fully investigated," he said."A national [...]

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