Ajaka’s audacity for Tinubu’s electoral win

February 2, 2023 Musa Wada 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Murtala Ajaka, is as an example in the leadership recruitment process for a new Nigeria in 2023 because of the ways he passes the message of Tinubu’s renewed hope. He makes direct contacts with his people through the door to door campaign strategy. He has shown over Read More

INEC, please, ensure free, fair elections

December 8, 2022 Administrator 0

Section 15, part 1 of the third Scheduled of the 1999 Constitution as amended and Section 2 of the Electoral Act 2022 as amended state that the primary duties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) primary include to register political parties and eligible voters, organise elections into various political offices and conduct free and fair elections in Nigeria. Free Read More

2023: You can’t impersonate with BIVAs, INEC tells politicians 

November 16, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education,   Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tuesday said politicians who engage in buying voters card would only end up disenfranchising the electorate come 2023 general elections. This is as he stated that with the use of BIVAS, nobody can impersonate another. Okoye stated this during a one- day capacity building workshop for journalists in Read More

Buhari’s electoral travails

October 9, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

Most Nigerians these days listen to President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcasts and speeches either out of forced habit or patriotic fervour. The broadcasts or speeches, even when well written, are often delivered devoid of pathos or cadence. They are always flaccid. And they seldom rivet or arrest the attention of the listener. But beyond the usually garden variety and mediocre deliveries, Read More

2023: IPC trains 12 media monitors on electoral processes reportage

September 29, 2022 Administrator 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos has trained 12 media monitors to prepare them for the monitoring of the coverage and reporting of the electoral processes and the 2023 elections by print and online media. The essence of the 18-month monitoring that will commence on October 1, 2023, is to assess the level of Read More

Forum recommends regular public education on Electoral Act

July 27, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Electoral Forum, has recommended deeper and more regular public education on the Electoral Act, to enable Nigerians take active part in the electoral process. The Chairman of the Forum, Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, in statement in Abuja said the recommendations were made at the just concluded forum’s Sixth Technical Session held via Zoom meeting said that the session, which was Read More

Understanding the consequences of our electoral choices

June 22, 2022 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The political die is cast. Presidential flag bearers of political parties and other office holders for the 2023 general elections have emerged. Expectedly, the political space is assuming a concrete shape and frenzied gyration of some sort in the states and at the federal level. The beauty of the 2023 general elections rests on the fact that the new electoral Read More

2022 Electoral Act: Lamentations in NASS over Indirect Primaries

June 20, 2022 Administrator 0

Party primaries for 2023 general elections have come and gone but the indirect method used, is being criticised by federal lawmakers. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Meaning of Indirect Primaries As stipulated in section 84(8) of the 2022 Electoral Act, any political party that adopts indirect primaries as option for emergence of its candidates for various positions in a general election, must Read More

Electoral Act: Court strikes out Emefiele’s suit

May 24, 2022 Administrator 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday struck out the suit filed by the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele. In the suit, the CBN governor was seeking an interpretation of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022 . Justice Ahmed Mohammed struck out the suit at the resumed sitting after Emefiele’s counsel Chief Mike Read More

2023 power struggle

May 23, 2022 Administrator 0

To begin with, ordinarily a “law” should not be “targeted” at an “individual”, but should be made for general application. Barring any last minute changes “statutory” delegates will not vote in the primary elections of all political parties. The 2023 power play is largely being through the Electoral Act Amended Bill. Those who strategically positioned themselves from the executive branch Read More

Sign Electoral Act amendment to avert crisis, Minority Reps tell Buhari

May 19, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the one item amendment to the Electoral Act 2022, in order to avert possible political crisis. The House had momentarily called off its ongoing break to pass the amendment, which bothers on elected political office holders initially restrained from participating as delegates in their respective Read More

2023: Stakeholders call for balanced punitive measures for defaulters of Electoral Act

May 12, 2022 Administrator 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, stakeholder have called for punitive measures against defaulters of the Electoral Act. The call was made in a joint communique at the just concluded Roundtable on Electoral Offences;organised by The Electoral Hub, an organ of the Initiative for Research , Innovation and Advocacy in Development (IRIAD) in Abuja. As part of advocacy towards strengthening Read More

Dongban-Mensem to INEC: Acquaint Judges on Electoral Act

April 14, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organise workshops that will acquaint judges on the rationale behind the recent innovations contained in the new Electoral Act. The Appeal Court President made the call in Abuja during a meeting which held at the Court of Appeal Headquarters, Abuja between Read More

Electoral Act: Buhari has given Nigerians best gift – Igboanugo

March 3, 2022 Editor 0

A renowned philanthropist, Dr. Ugochukwu Harvey Igboanugo, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the electoral bill into law. Dr. Ugochukwu said the best gift the President has given to Nigerians is the electoral act, “which is a worthy legacy the Buhari’s administration is leaving behind.” He stated that the act will deepen Nigeria’s democracy and make the country rank Read More

Ekiti 2022: APC, PDP guber primaries compliant with Electoral Act – CSGs

January 31, 2022 Ojo Oladele 0

The Coalition of Ekiti State Civil Society Organisations (COESCSOs),has said that the primaries conducted by the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) last week were peaceful, acceptable and substantially compliant with the provisions of the Electoral Act. The coalition noted that the outcome of two elections were largely supported by godfathers, saying those alleged to have been Read More

Reps adopt conference report on Electoral Act alteration bil

November 10, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Tuesday adopted its conference committee’s report on Electoral Act amendment Bill, signaling its final passage by both houses of the National Assembly. This however was not without a brief opposition the move by Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, who on order of personal privilege insisted that the content of the report was not known to members, before Read More