Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tag "Mahmood Yakubu"

    Tribunal orders INEC chair to make result compilation sheets available to PDP

Tribunal orders INEC chair to make result compilation sheets available to PDP

The presidential election petition tribunal has ordered Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce some documents requested by the petitioners.The five-member panel of judges led by Mohammed Garba gave Yakubu up till 12pm on Thursday.The panel also gave the same order to the Zamfara resident electoral commissioner (REC) to produce results sheets of all [...]

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    Buhari’s lawyer shows video clip of INEC chairman talking about transmission of results

Buhari’s lawyer shows video clip of INEC chairman talking about transmission of results

Alex Izinyon, counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tendered a video clip of Mahmood Yakubu, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, discussing difficulty in the transmission of election results.Izinyon tendered the clip on Tuesday at the resumed cross-examination of Segun Showunmi, star witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the presidential election petitions tribunal in Abuja.Showunmi was a [...]

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    EXTRA: When a politician loses election, INEC is the worst thing to have happened since Lord Lugard

EXTRA: When a politician loses election, INEC is the worst thing to have happened since Lord Lugard

Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), says politicians who praise INEC when elections favour them turn around to cast aspersion on the commission when things do not go their way.Speaking at a meeting with editors in Lagos on Monday, Yakubu said INEC would keep on playing its role as an umpire.He said the commission chose [...]

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    INEC has been degraded under you, PDP tells Yakubu

INEC has been degraded under you, PDP tells Yakubu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Mahmood Yakubu is corrupt.Reacting to Yakubu's description of the commission as the most improved public institution in Nigeria, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said INEC has become the "most debased institution" in the country.He said the INEC chairman cannot make such a claim at a [...]

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    Yakubu: INEC is most improved public service institution in Nigeria

Yakubu: INEC is most improved public service institution in Nigeria

Manhood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission is the most improved public institution in Nigeria.He made the claim at the 2019 post-election review session with second batch of electoral officers (EOs) from 17 states, held in Abuja on Wednesday.Yakubu said the commission should be rated highly when compared with its counterparts across West Africa, given [...]

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    INEC chairman: No election is perfect

INEC chairman: No election is perfect

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no electoral process is perfect.Yakubu spoke at the opening of the post-2019 elections review meeting in Abuja.About 380 electoral officers (EO) from 19 states across the country reportedly attended the programme.The INEC chairman said criticism would improve the electoral process, urging the electoral officers to come up with suggestions [...]

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    INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has started the review of the processes and procedures of the 2019 general election.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the review which commenced on Tuesday, with the meeting of state resident electoral commissioners, is targeted at improving Nigeria's electoral system.He said the commission will over the next two months, engage with all stakeholders [...]

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    INEC: We’ll release timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls this week

INEC: We’ll release timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls this week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the timetable for the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, which will hold later in 2019, will be released during the week.Mahmood Yakubu, the commission's chairman, disclosed this on Monday when he appeared before a joint committee of the national assembly on INEC for the budget defence session.“This year, we are going [...]

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    INEC: No certificate of return for any candidate declared winner under duress

INEC: No certificate of return for any candidate declared winner under duress

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not issue certificates of return to any candidate declared winner of an election under duress.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, made this known during a meeting with the inter-agency consultative committee on election security held in Abuja on Thursday.There was widespread intimidation and harassment of the commission's staff during the last presidential and [...]

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    INEC says card readers will shut down by 10pm on election day

INEC says card readers will shut down by 10pm on election day

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says card readers will automatically shut down by 10pm on the day of election.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this at a press briefing on the progress made by the commission in Abuja. on Wednesday.The INEC chairman said the card readers were reconfigured to the new election date to make them impossible to be used illegally."They are configured [...]

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    INEC: 98 percent of card readers reconfigured, ballot papers fully retrieved

INEC: 98 percent of card readers reconfigured, ballot papers fully retrieved

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 98 percent of smart card readers have been reconfigured for use for the rescheduled elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said all non-sensitive materials as well as ballot papers have been retrieved and delivered to various locations.Yakubu was speaking when he addressed a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Part of the reasons why the elections [...]

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    INEC okays resumption of campaigns

INEC okays resumption of campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says political parties can resume their campaigns ahead of the rescheduled elections.The commission gave the directive after its meeting in Abuja on Monday.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had earlier said no resumption of campaign activities despite the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by one week.But after a meeting on Monday, the commission [...]

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    Poll shift: Investors lose N196bn in five hours

Poll shift: Investors lose N196bn in five hours

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange lost N196 billion on Monday due to profit-taking activities during the five hours of trading on the bourse.The All-Share index, which opened at 32,715.50, lost 525.43 points to close at 32,190.07 with market capitalisation closing at N12.004 trillion as against its opening N12.200 trillion.Financial analysts had predicted a sour trading day after the Independent [...]

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    INEC: Campaigns are over — despite poll shift

INEC: Campaigns are over — despite poll shift

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says campaigns for the presidential and national assembly elections have not been extended.Yakubu spoke at a briefing with various stakeholders on Saturday including the media, representatives of political parties and election observers following postponement of the elections.The presidential and national assembly elections were postponed from February 16 till February [...]

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    INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has vowed not to share his role as returning officer of the presidential elections with anyone.Yakubu said this on Thursday during an interactive meeting with Catholic Bishops in Abuja.He was speaking in reaction to comments still trailing the appointment of Amina Zakari who is reportedly related to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    INEC on elections: We cannot afford to disappoint Nigerians

INEC on elections: We cannot afford to disappoint Nigerians

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not disappoint Nigeria in the conduct of the forthcoming general election.Yakubu made the pledge when he received Bernhard Schlagheck, German ambassador to Nigeria, during a courtesy visit to the commission on Thursday in Abuja.He said the commission is aware that the world is watching, adding that [...]

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