Tag "REC"

    I was a member of APC, says INEC REC nominee

I was a member of APC, says INEC REC nominee

Olalekan Raheem, a resident electoral commissioner (REC) nominee, says he was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Raheem from Osun state said this on Tuesday while being screened by the senate committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The nominee told the committee that he contested for Osogbo local government chairmanship position in 2013. "I am a member of APC and [...]

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    INEC resident commissioner in Taraba is dead

INEC resident commissioner in Taraba is dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the death of Baba Yusuf, its resident electoral commissioner in Taraba state. Rose Anthony, INEC secretary, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday. She said Yusuf died on Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness. ”He will be buried today Sunday [...]

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    Bayelsa guber poll: Cross River REC resigns, joins APC

Bayelsa guber poll: Cross River REC resigns, joins APC

Frankland Briyai, resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River, has resigned his appointment to contest the November 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state. Briyai, a native of Bayelsa, had announced in June that he might contest in the election due to "pressure" from his people. Briyai announced his resignation and made his intentions known on [...]

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    Kwara REC: Politicians offered me money to compromise 2019 polls

Kwara REC: Politicians offered me money to compromise 2019 polls

Garba Madami, resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Kwara state, says some politicians approached him to compromise the 2019 elections in the state. Madami said he was offered money but he refused the offer and stood his ground, even though it was "tempting". Madami, however, did not state which party or persons offered him bribe. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidential, national [...]

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    INEC: Court will determine Adamawa supplementary poll

INEC: Court will determine Adamawa supplementary poll

Kassiam Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Adamawa state, says the court will determine the fate of the supplementary governorship election scheduled for March 23. Gaidam spoke at a press briefing held at the office of the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday. Mustafa Shaba, governorship candidate of the Movement For Restoration and Defense for Democracy [...]

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Stop unfounded allegations against INEC, TMG tells political parties

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has called on political parties to stop heating up the polity with "unfounded allegations" against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had asked INEC to reshuffle some of its officials over alleged partisanship. Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, chairman of TMG, said [...]

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    Senate confirms Buhari’s INEC nominee

Senate confirms Buhari’s INEC nominee

The senate has confirmed Monday Tom as a resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The upper legislative chamber also confirmed Chidi Izuwah as the director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The nominees were confirmed after Suleiman Nazif, chairman of INEC committee, and Kabiru Gaya, chairman of works committee, presented separate reports on the floor of [...]

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    Buhari appoints seven INEC RECs, polytechnic rectors

Buhari appoints seven INEC RECs, polytechnic rectors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday made new appointments to fill vacant positions in some key agencies and departments. The appointments were contained in a statement by Lawrence Ojabo, director of information for the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). According to the statement, the appointments covers chief executive officers of agencies in the ministries of health, information [...]

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    Senate to reconsider rejected nominee for INEC REC

Senate to reconsider rejected nominee for INEC REC

The senate has resolved to reconsider Ahmed Mahmud, nominee for the position of resident electoral commissioner, representing Zamfara state on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). On Thursday, the lawmakers rejected the nominee on basis that the stakeholders from the state did not accept him. The decision to reconsider the nominee was sequel to a motion sponsored by Kabir Marafa, senator representing [...]

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    Senate confirms 15 REC nominees, 12 still undergoing screening

Senate confirms 15 REC nominees, 12 still undergoing screening

The senate has confirmed 15 resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) out of the 27 nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari. On March 23, Buhari sent 27 REC nominees nominees to the upper legislative chamber for confirmation in compliance with section 14(3)(a) of the third schedule to the 1999 constitution as amended. Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the senate [...]

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    Buhari nominates 28 INEC RECs, seeks senate confirmation

Buhari nominates 28 INEC RECs, seeks senate confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 28 nominees for confirmation as resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The request was contained in ‎letter dated February 27, which was read by Bukola Saraki, senate president, in plenary on Thursday. The letter was sent to the upper legislative chamber by Yemi Osinbajo, who was at the time [...]

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    Ondo: INEC says it has card readers to replace faulty ones

Ondo: INEC says it has card readers to replace faulty ones

Segun Agbaje, the Ondo state resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission has more than 250 spare smart card readers to replace those malfunctioning. He said this on Saturday while speaking with journalists at Unit 9, Ward 2, Gbogi/Isinkan in Akure south local government area of the state on the sidelines of the accreditation and [...]

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