INEC Issues Serious Warning Over 2019 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decried the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), describing it as a threat to its preparations for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. Speaking at a one-day workshop on Gender Sensitive Reporting of Elections on Thursday in Abuja, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said over 70% of the ad hoc staff requirement for the elections, was drawn from students of federal tertiary institutions. “The lingering strike…

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INEC Can’t Award Victory To PDP – Oshiomhole

Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party will approach the court on its ban by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from fielding candidates for elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. Oshiomhole stated this on Friday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the state of affairs of the party. He said that INEC cannot disenfranchise the people of Zamfara from participating in any of the elections in 2019. “With all due respect, INEC cannot award a state to the Peoples Democratic…

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APC Can’t Field Candidates For Zamfara, INEC Insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that there is no going back on its decision to bar the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates for the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State. INEC’s stand came just as the ruling party which appeared ruffled by the likely fate that may befall it in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State is making frantic effort to sort out things. The commission through its Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Osaze Uzzi, said it had not changed its position despite…

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INEC Finally Speaks On Deadline For 2019 Primaries (READ)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reminded political parties that Oct. 7 remains the deadline for conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general elections and resolution of disputes emanating from the primaries. The reminder is in a statement by Mr Solomon Soyebi, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja on Thursday. Soyebi stated that “the resolution was made at the end of the commission’s weekly meeting held on Thursday in Abuja’’. He noted that the commission, among other things,…

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BREAKING:- INEC To Conduct Osun Election Rerun September 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the rerun of the Osun governorship election which it earlier declared “inconclusive” will now hold on Thursday, September 27, 2018. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer in Osun, Professor Joseph Fuwape, announced this after consultation with political parties’ agents at the INEC office in Osogbo. Coming third in the election is Social Democratic Party (SDP) with 128,049 votes while the Action Democratic Party (ADP) came fourth with 49, 742 votes. The local governments where a rerun will be held on Thursday are; Orolu LGA- 2…

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Lagos Residents Sleep At INEC Office Over Voter Registration

Some residents in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have lamented hardship in obtaining their Permanent Voter Cards from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission. They urged the electoral body to further decentralize the registration centers to ease the process of obtaining the PVCs. PUNCH Metro gathered that some residents left their houses as early as 4 am, while others slept at INEC office in the Government Residential Area, T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, in order to be among the first group to be attended to. A 60-year-old resident,…

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INEC Extends Voters’ Registration Time To Weekends, Public Holidays

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday announced the inclusion of weekends and public holidays as ‘work days’ of its personnel in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The commission in statement by its National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, in Abuja said the extension to those days would commence on August 1 and end on August 17 when the exercise would be suspended until after the 2019 general elections. Haruna said that decision to extend the registration period was reached at commission’s…

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INEC Does Not Have The Capacity To Conduct Credible Elections – Governor Wike

River State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission does not have the capacity to conduct credible elections in the country. Wike, who made this remark on Tuesday when the German Ambassador to Nigeria. Dr. Bernhard Shlagheck, visit him at the Government House in Port Harcourt, called on the International Community to closely monitor the nation’s electoral process. The governor explained that it was imperative for the International Community to monitor the 2019 elections in order to stop INEC from manipulating the process. “INEC does…

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INEC Registers 21 New Political Parties (See Full List)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67. The decision was taken on Thursday during the weekly meeting of the electoral body held at the INEC Headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, May Agbamuche-Mbu, said the parties were registered after they fulfilled the requirements provided by the constitution. They are as follows; All Blending Party (ABP), All Grassroots Alliance (AGA), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Abundant Nigeria Renewal…

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Prisoners To Vote In Nigeria’s 2019 Elections, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is making arrangements with the Nigeria Prisons Service to ensure that prisoners are allowed to vote in the 2019 general elections. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a dialogue session with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue – a coalition of civil society groups. The development comes 3 years after a Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, ruled that prisoners in Nigeria have the right to vote in all elections conducted in the…

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