CSOs to INEC: We’ll hold you accountable on Edo poll

September 18, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of CSOs, has said it would hold the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accountable to its promises and assurances on preparedness for the governorship election in Edo state. The CSOs in a preliminary statement on the election signed by the Alternate Chair, Barr Esther Uzoma, Friday, said the group, which would be Read More

Edo 2020: Be neutral, INEC chair tells electoral officers

August 28, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has asked the Commission’s officials in the 18 local government areas of Edo state to be neutral and professional in handling the September 19 governorship elections. Yakubu gave the directive at a meeting with the electoral officers (EOs), heads of departments, heads of units and other members of staff on Read More

Imo APC bye-elections: Faction warns aspirants on due process

August 18, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state loyal to former Governor Rochas Okorocha has warned members warming up to contest in any election in the state to note that the only party ward officials are those elected  during July 2018  party congress.  The APC faction said the congress was conducted under the leadership of Dan Nwafor Read More

Breaking: ADP pulls out of IPAC, alleges anti-party activities

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has withdrawn its membership of the Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC), even as it ordered all its state chapters to also comply with the directive.  The national leadership of the ADP alleged that IPAC has totally derayed from the primary intentions establishing IPAC as a council of registered political parties in Nigeria.  Addressing a newsmen Monday in Read More

Breaking – Bayelsa judgement: Diri heads to Appeal

August 17, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he will appeal Monday’s ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja. Diri said he instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers.  Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate in Read More

Edo/ Ondo: IPAC charges INEC on transparent election

August 7, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be transparent in the forth-coming   Edo and Ondo state election. The National Chairman IPAC, Dr Leonard Nzenwa in a press release issued on Friday condemned the unfolding political upheavals and rascality in Edo state. He said the nation cannot afford a political crisis in a state Read More

Breaking: INEC fires warning shot, may stop election in Edo, Ondo if…

August 6, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned political parties and their supporters that going forward, the commission will work with and collaborate with the security agencies to contain all incidents or threats of violence before and during the elections. The commission also threatened that it “shall not hesitate to discontinue the Read More

Breaking: INEC breaks new ground, launches election result viewing portal

August 6, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the introduction of a new step to further strengthen its election management process and enhance transparency of the system. According to the national commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye in a statement Thursday, “The Commission is aware that result management has remained a major source of mistrust in our Read More

Bill to restrict ex-INEC staff from contesting elections passes 2nd reading

July 14, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

A bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act to prohibit Electoral Officers from engaging in partisan politics within five years of retirement, resignation and official relief of duties, has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill, which seeks to ensure equal playground for all contestants in elections is sponsored by Representative Olawale Raji (APC-Lagos) at Read More

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Edo/Ondo: CUPP demands issued-based campaign

July 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has demanded for issue-based campaigns from political parties participating in the forthcoming Edo and Ondo gubernatorial polls. The Chairman Contact and Mobilization & Member Steering Committee (CUPP), Rev Olusegun Peters, in a press statement issued at the weekend said, it is time to imbibe politics without bitterness and rancour in the nation’s electioneering Read More

Breaking: INEC approves policy guidelines ahead Edo, Ondo guber polls amidst Covid-19

May 22, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved its policy on the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states despite prevailing Covid-19. According to the commission, “It will flag off robust engagements with its critical stakeholders to present the policy document in view of the end of tenure governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states scheduled for September 19, 2020 and October Read More

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Breaking: Real cause of fire at INEC office exposed

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Abuja has been gutted by fire. The fire, caused by power surge, razed the office of INEC ‘s director of voter registry, Mr Emmanuel Akem. A source told Blueprint, “the fire which started at about 10.20am was quickly put out by a combined team of fire fighters from the Federal Fire Service and those from Read More

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AAC berates INEC over deregistration of parties

February 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The African Action Congress (AAC) has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for deregistering 74 political parties including itself for alleged failure to meet constitutional requirements. The party also lambasted the electoral body for giving recognition to Leonard Nzenwa as the chairman of the party. The party in a statement, which condemned the move by INEC, emphasized that Omoyele Read More

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INEC’s de-registration of 74 parties

February 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stirred the hornet’s nest when it de-registered 74 of Nigeria’s 92 political parties on the ground that they failed to meet constitutional requirements that determine the continuous existence of political parties in the country. The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who released names of the de-registered political parties at a press Read More

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INEC opens employment portal, set for recruitment *See how to apply

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC), has declared vacant positions for employment. The positions announced are Registration Area Officers, Administrative Officer and Executive Officers in all local government areas of the country. Interested candidates should log on to INEC portal www.inecnigeria.org /www.inecrecruitment.com to complete the prescribed application free of charge. Applicants should not be above 35 years of age while the experience hired Read More

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Breaking: INEC declares PDP’s Alagbaoso winner in Imo re-run amidst controversies

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

Against all odds, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo state Tuesday evening declared Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of last Saturday’s Re-run election for Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency, thus making it the third time he is emerging victorious. After last Saturday’s election, it was declared inconclusive but on Monday,  information went round that the results Read More

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Buhari’s demand for credible polls questions his victory – PDP

January 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s demand for credible polls quality under the current Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have raised fresh issues on the credibility of the February 2019 presidential election. President  Buhari had during the visit of INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Tuesday charged the commission on credible polls across the country. PDP Read More

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Secondus to INEC: Initiate electoral amendment to legalise e- voting

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to initiate the amendment of the Electoral Act to legalise electronic voting to ensure free, fair and credible elections. Secondus, who made the call when he received INEC verification team at the party headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, Monday said, “As an Read More

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PDP’s threat to boycott Kogi West rerun poll deceitful – Adeyemi

November 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kogi West rerun election, Senator Smart Adeyemi has rejected the claims of the opposition PDP to boycott the supplementary election slated for November 30. Adeyemi stated this on Sunday in Lokoja on the sideline of a statement made by the national secretariat of PDP in which it rejected the supplementary poll; an indication Read More

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Breaking: Bello, Lyon get Certificates of Return as Kogi, Bayelsa governor-elect

November 21, 2019 Editor 0

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Bayelsa governor-elect David Lyon have just been issued Certificates of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Bello received the certificate on Thursday, three days after he was declared as the winner of the just concluded governorship election in the state, while Lyon got his, four days after he was announced as winner Read More

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Bayelsa poll: Declare me winner, Diri tells INEC

November 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Diri Douye has asked the independent National Commission (INEC)  to declare him winner of the November 16 governorship  election.   Douye and his party also asked the INEC to disqualify the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon   If they cannot provide document setting aside the judgment of the court that disqualified Read More

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We saved N300m by combining Kogi polls – INEC boss

October 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday disclosed that a total of N300 million “will be saved” by the commission for scheduling to hold the next month’s governorship and Senatorial elections in Kogi state on the same day. The INEC boss, who made the disclosure during the commission’s 2020 Budget defence with a Read More

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Breaking: IPAC wants INEC to take over state LG elections

September 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called for the scrapping of State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) describing them as appendages of the state governments. President Inter Party Advisory Council High Chief Peter Ameh who stated this on Wednesday at a press briefing said with the presence of SIEC, there could never be free, fair and credible elections at the local Read More