Monday, January 21, 2019

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    INEC: Some politicians plotting to conspire with food vendors to buy votes

INEC: Some politicians plotting to conspire with food vendors to buy votes

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says politicians have employed new methods to buy votes.Speaking when he received delegations of election observers from the European Union and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja on Monday, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said politicians plot to sell votes through food vendors at the polling units.Vote buying has been a recurring [...]

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    Saraki: We must block politicians from buying PVCs ahead of polls

Saraki: We must block politicians from buying PVCs ahead of polls

Senate President Bukola Saraki says politicians seeking to procure permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the general election must be stopped.Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to Saraki, quoted the senate president as saying this in a statement on Thursday.On Monday, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said the electoral body is aware of the vote-buying tricks [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t share money from treasury to voters

Buhari: We won’t share money from treasury to voters

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not approve the use of government's resources for campaign.According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president made the declaration at the close of the the federal executive council (FEC) in Abuja.He directed cabinet ministers to take advantage of technology to reach out to voters on the need to return the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    Pyrates Confraternity embarks on campaign against vote-buying

Pyrates Confraternity embarks on campaign against vote-buying

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) better known as Pyrates Confraternity has embarked on a campaign against vote-buying.The campaign tagged "Our Votes Count" was flagged off at the confraternity's Egbeda/Alimosho chapter in Lagos state on Saturday.They commenced the campaign with a road show sensitising the public on how to protect their votes.Robert Nnoli, Lagos coordinator of the association, said the [...]

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    We observed illegal procurement of PVCs in 15 states, says YIAGA AFRICA

We observed illegal procurement of PVCs in 15 states, says YIAGA AFRICA

YIAGA AFRICA, a policy advocacy group, says some voters in the country are selling their permanent voter cards (PVC) as high as N20,000.The group made this known in its latest report on observations for the 2019 elections.In a statement signed by Samson Itodo, executive director of YIAGA AFRICA, the group said it deployed long term observers (LTOs) on its Watching [...]

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    Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has expressed worry over the distribution of cash to the public ahead of the 2019 general election.Through its TraderMoni scheme, the federal government has been giving N10,000 loans to petty traders.Speaking at public hearing on vote-buying organised by senate and house of representatives committees on electoral and political party matters, Dogara said [...]

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    Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday closed his defence before the state's governorship election petition tribunal sitting at the federal high court in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olusola Kolapo, had filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 election.The petitioners had alleged that Fayemi's [...]

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    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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    PDP: Vote-buying allegation shows APC is scared of Atiku

PDP: Vote-buying allegation shows APC is scared of Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been "uneasy and apprehensive" since former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar emerged its presidential candidate.Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said this in reaction to the allegation of Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, that Abubakar induced the delegates financially to emerge winner.But [...]

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    APC to PDP: Stop misinforming people about Osun rerun

APC to PDP: Stop misinforming people about Osun rerun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is misinforming people about the Osun state governorship poll.The ruling party also asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to stop alleged vote-buying by the PDP.On Saturday, some people were arrested by the police for buying votes during the election.APC and PDP claimed that those arrested [...]

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    Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians from different parties engaged in vote-buying in Osun state on despite warnings from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The commission had vowed to curb the trend, threatening to prosecute those involved.As early as possible, voters trooped to polling units to cast their votes, while party agents, observers and security agencies were on ground to monitor the process.Party agents devised [...]

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    ‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

Ketil Karlsen, head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, says the union is keeping its eyes on vote-buying in the Osun state governorship election.At a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, Karlsen said though no perfect election in the world, vote-buying is as fraudulent as rigging.Flanked by his counterparts from the United States embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom, [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is tracking financing of campaign by political parties, as part of new measures to tackle vote-buying.Wilson Uwajuren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Friday. He said the anti-graft agency is out to prosecute anyone involved in the practice of vote-buying.Uwajuren said those offering financial inducements for votes as well [...]

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    INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, says if vote-buying is not killed in Saturday's governorship election, the country is in serious trouble in 2019.He said this at a press conference at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday.Agbaje asked Osun voters to be patient enough to devote at [...]

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    Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

The Nigeria police force have warned against the buying and selling of votes in the Osun state governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday.In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the force will “deal decisively” with anyone found culpable.“The Nigeria Police Force will not tolerate, condone, or allow vote buying and selling to take place anywhere in Osun State [...]

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    Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is "suffering multiple personality syndrome".Eze said this in reaction to Oshiomhole's claim that the former president introduced vote-buying into Nigeria's electoral process.“President Jonathan started this massive vote buying in Nigeria and the Media must play back and do proper interview and proper [...]

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