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In Ebonyi, Obinna Ogba, others lose out as INEC lists governorship candidates

The speaker of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has emerged as the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 general elections. Similarly, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, not Obinna Ogba turned out to be the recognised guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the same general election in the state. Read More

APC petitions INEC, demands Mike Igini’s dismissal within 48hrs

July 8, 2022 House keeper 0

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding dismissal of its Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, within 48 hours. The petition is signed by APC Zonal Organising Secretary, South-south, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.  The letter addressed to the chairman of the commission accused Mr. Igini of “incessant acts of biasness, injustice, Read More

Osun: INEC to conducts mock accreditation in 3 senatorial districts

July 3, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would conduct a mock accreditation in the three senatorial districts of the state. The exercise, according to INEC, was part of steps being taking to ensure a hitch-free election in the state. A release signed and made available to Journalists by Read More

Osun: Police arrests INEC supervisor, other, over manipulation in PVC distribution

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Osun State Police Command, on Saturday, said it apprehended a corps member, a supervisor working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, and one other over manipulation of ongoing distribution of Permanent Voter Cards in Osu, Osun state. The police also said 38 PVCs were recovered from the suspects. A statement by the spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, obtained in Read More

‘Forgery’: Court asked to stop INEC from listing APC, Tinubu in 2023 presidential poll

June 28, 2022 House keeper 0

The Action Alliance (AA) party Tuesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from including the name of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ballot of the 2023 Presidential election. The party equally asked the court for another order restraining the electoral umpire from accepting the name of Senator Bola Tinubu Read More

2023: UN demands peaceful elections from APC leadership

June 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Mahamat Saleh Annadif, has asked the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to show more commitments to a peaceful 2023 general elections.The UN warned that if there is no peace in Nigeria the rest of Africa will feel it. Speaking Monday during a visit to the APC national Read More

Substitution of candidates: INEC lists conditions for APC, Labour Party, others

June 25, 2022 House keeper 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday gave political parties conditions to fulfill before vice presidential candidate can be substituted ahead of 2023 general elections. INEC gave the condition following the arrangement of placeholder vice presidential candidates submitted by political parties. Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, submitted Doyin Okupe as placeholder vice-presidential candidate, while Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Read More

Presidency: ADP unveils Pastor Okey Udo as Yabagi’s running mate

June 23, 2022 House keeper 0

Opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has named Pastor Okey Udo, as its vice presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Unveiling his running mate, Thursday in Abuja, the ADP presidential candidate, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, said the reality and facts pointing to the imminent political ascendency of his party in 2023 are crystal clear to everyone, “who is not Read More

Breaking: At last, INEC extends voters’ registration beyond June 30

June 22, 2022 House keeper 0

Few days after a court order, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) earlier scheduled to end on June 30, 2022. The Commission on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the commission will comply with the court order to extend the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration to June 30. On Wednesday, the Chairman of the House Read More

Breaking: Court issues fresh order on INEC ‘s voter registration deadline

June 20, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja not to stop voter registration on June 30, 2022. Honourable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had in early June Read More

Ekiti governorship election: CDD passes verdict on INEC performance

June 18, 2022 NAN 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said its data from election observation from Ekiti indicated that 86 per cent of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  officials arrived at their polling units by 8:30am. Prof. Adele Jinadu, Chair, Centre for Democracy and Development , Election Analysis Centre (CDD-EAC), made this known in the centre’s  preliminary statement on the conduct Read More

2023: INEC breaks silence on extension of continuous voter registration

June 11, 2022 NAN 0

The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Saturday, said the commission would soon make its stand known on calls for extension of June 30 deadline for the  Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Yakubu disclosed this while addressing youths in Lagos State at a Mega Musical Concert on ‘Youth Vote Count’, organised by INEC in collaboration with some partners to awaken  youth Read More

2023: At last, INEC decides where to keep sensitive electoral materials

June 5, 2022 House keeper 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Saturday, declared it will no longer keep sensitive electoral materials in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The latest decision by the commission became paramount after perceived partisanship by the incumbent CBN governor. Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, further said the ballot papers for the 2023 elections would be printed locally because it has Read More

2023 general elections: INEC releases guidelines

June 3, 2022 House keeper 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced final guidelines for the conduct of general elections in the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, revealed this on Friday during a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. According to the INEC chief, the electoral umpire has virtually concluded the planning processes Read More

ZLP defends INEC over shift of electoral timetable

May 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, Monday said the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the electoral timetable was an initiative of the political parties and not the commission as speculated in some quarters. INEC shifted the deadline for party to hold primaries from June 3 to June 9, after it Read More

2023: At last, INEC postpones deadline for party primaries

May 27, 2022 House keeper 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has eventually agreed to extend the deadline given for various political parties to conduct primaries ahead of 2023 general elections. A press statement by the commission’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Saturday said the political parties now has between June 4 and 9, 2022 to conduct and conclude primaries. Read Read More

2023: NCC to partner INEC on credible polls

May 24, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed the readiness of the commission to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver free and fair elections in 2023. Danbatta, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the commission, spoke in Abuja on Monday at a two-day workshop on Internet Governance and Read More

Corrigendum on continuous voters register

April 14, 2022 House keeper 0

In our lead headline of Thursday, April 14, 2022, we reported thus: CONTINUOUS VOTERS REGISTER: Over 1.3m PVCs detected worrisome – INEC. We have since discovered that it should read ‘Over 1.3m invalid REGISTRATIONS’. We want to apologise to INEC and other stakeholders for this error of facts. We hold the electoral body in high esteem and would continue to Read More

[Breaking] 2022 Electoral Act: INEC reveals new dates for 2023 general elections

February 26, 2022 House keeper 0

After an extraordinary meeting with relevant stakeholders, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a shift in date for general elections in 2023. The Nigeria’s electoral umpire said presidential election formerly scheduled for February 18 2023 will hold on February 25, 2023. It also declared that governorship and state assembly elections will hold on March 11, 2023. Details loading…

[Breaking] 2022 Electoral Act: INEC summons extraordinary meeting

February 25, 2022 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it fully appreciated the importance of proceeding with the  implementation of the newly signed 2022 Electoral Act in earnest.  To this end, the commission has summoned an extraordinary meeting scheduled for Saturday February 26, 2022.  A statement on Friday by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, described the Read More

[Happening now] FCT Area Council election: INEC begins collation of results for AMAC as APC wins in Gwagwalada

February 13, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced collation of results for the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in the FCT Area Council election. Collation of results is ongoing at the INEC office in Karu Site, under AMAC, as some of the INEC officials are still returning from their various polling as of 6am on Sunday. The Returning Officer, Professor Read More

FCT council election: Many stranded as BVAS malfunctions, delays voting in Karshi, Gwarinpa, drama in Karu, INEC preaches patience

Many voters willing to vote in the ongoing Federal Capital Territory (FCT) council election at Karshi V Kutare polling unit 005, Ward 08 polling units appeared stranded as malfunctioning Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) slowed down the process. At exactly 8am, many voters residing in Karshi and its environment converged on the polling unit to cast their ballot, but to Read More

INEC updates result viewing portal

February 12, 2022 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) has been updated to ensure optimum performance and accountability. A statement by the national commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education committee, Festus Okoye said, “The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) has been migrated from www.inecelectionresults.com to www.inecelectionresults.ng. The statement continued, “All previously registered user credentials from the old URL remain valid on this new URL. “Notification emails containing the Read More

Anambra governorship election: Arewa group lauds security agencies, INEC

November 18, 2021 House keeper 0

Arewa Youth Federation has said the successful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state despite threats issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) speaks volume of the gallantry of security agencies. The group also commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the professional conduct of it’s officials during the exercise. There were palpable fears following media reports Read More