Happening now: Accreditation, voting begin as many troop out to elect Fayemi’s successor in Ekiti [PICTURES]

June 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As electorate in Ekiti state troop out on Saturday June 18, 2022 to elect new governor, accreditation and voting have started at various polling units. The process started at exactly 8:30am at polling units 2, 3 and 4 at ward 6 Oke-Inyimi in Ado-Ado Ekiti. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials are using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to Read More

CVR: INEC queries, withdraws, replaces staff over extortion in Benue

June 17, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn from the field, queried and replaced two of its staffers in Oju local government who allegedly demanded payment before registering citizens as voters. In a press statement issued Friday by the Administrative Secretary of Benue state INEC office, Shehu Abdulwahab, the Commission said those actions were the immediate measures taken by INEC Read More

INEC move to send more machines to Southeast, Kano, Lagos over surge in Continious Voter Registration

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to register all eligible Nigerians interested in participating in 2023 general elections, following surge in the registration process. Against the backdrop of outcries in certain parts of the country, particularly in the South East, Lagos and other parts of the country, over sundry problems such as long delays, unavailability of INEC staff Read More

2023: INEC activates nomination help center, reminds parties of candidates lists

June 9, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

As political parties round off their primaries for the 2023 general election, (9th June, 2022), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has activated a Nomination Help Centre, to assist parties submit their candidates’ list via the dedicated online portal. The commission also reminded political parties to adhere to the timeline for submission of the list as stated in the timetable Read More

2023: We’re not mounting pressure on Utomi to contest presidency under Labour party – Youths

May 26, 2022 Tope Sunday Abuja 0

The Nigerian Youths under the auspices of All Nigerian youths for Sampson Uchenna Charles Thursday said they are not mounting any pressure on Professor Pat Utomi to contest presidency on the platform of the Labour Party in 2023. To this end, they declared their support for the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Sampson Uchenna Charles, saying that he remains the best Read More

Congress: Ekanem is APC A’Ibom authentic chair – INEC Commissioner

May 25, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom state, Mike Igini, has explained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will not change its report on the State Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in October 2021. The Congress recognised Mr. Austin Ekanem as the winner and chairman of the Akwa Ibom APC State Executive.  This clarification is coming, Read More

2023: NCC to partner INEC on credible polls

May 23, 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

Delegates’ congresses: Sha’aban petitions INEC, rejects APC appeal committee report

The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant ‎in Kaduna state, Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sha’aban, has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), rejecting the APC delegates’ congresses in the state and the APC Appeal Committee’s report. The appeal committee led by Mrs Tinuke Ogunrinde had on Saturday told journalists in Kaduna that the delegates special congresses were successful, adding that Read More

CVR: INEC records 9.2m registrants in week 5

May 18, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released figures recorded in quarter four, week five as at 7am, Monday 16th May 2022 on the ongoing voter registration. According to figures from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the figure for fresh registrants was 9,238,991. Those who completed the registration totalled 5,845,751 which Read More

INEC unveils revised gender policy, preaches inclusivity

May 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

In another demonstration of its unrelenting commitment towards electoral inclusivity, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched the revised INEC Gender Policy (IGP). The gender policy which was first developed in 2014, guided by the National Gender Policy (2006) and other regional and international instruments to which Nigeria is a signatory, has a provision for review every five years. Read More

National commissioner meets INEC youth ambassadors, calls for MOU

April 28, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

National Commissioner in-charge of Outreach and Partnership (OPC), Prof Kunle Ajayi, has called for memorandum of understanding between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the two youth ambassadors, Emmanuel Ikubese and Munitat Lecky. A statement on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said Prof Kunle also enjoined them to support local ambassadors at Read More

We haven’t changed position on suspended Imo CVR – INEC

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday disassociated itself from report making the rounds that it has resumed Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in three LGAs of Orsu, Njaba and Ihitte Uboma in Imo state. The Commission in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said its position on the 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

Pictures: 1.8 million new permanent voters’ cards ready – INEC

April 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Independent Electoral commission (INEC) on Wednesday unveiled over 1.8 million new permanent voters cards. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, unveiled the new cards in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The new cards will identify the holders’ data, finger prints and face. Electorates who registered between January and March can claim their cards in person.

2023: Play the game according to rules, INEC tells parties

April 7, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has tasked registered political parties in Nigeria on playing the game according to the rules of engagement. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Barrister Mutiu Agboke said this when he led top INEC team to the Alarere residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on a courtesy visit. Barrister Read More

Ekiti, Osun: INEC launches application portal for ad-hoc staff

April 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched an online portal for interested and eligible citizens to apply as ad-hoc staff for Ekiti and Osun governorship elections billed for June 18 and July 16 respectively. The portal, with the link, http://pres.inecnigeria.org, was expected go live on Monday at 12:00am, and close on Sunday April 24 at 12:00 midnight. INEC on Read More

2023: INEC woos Abdulsalami’s peace committee for early intervention

March 24, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on the National Peace Committee (NPC), to engage actors in the political space early enough in order to minimise incidences of electoral violence in the 2023 general election. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the call when he received a delegation from the National Peace Committee alongside Representatives from the Read More

Osun guber: INEC commences 2-day training for ROs

March 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

In preparation for Osun state governorship elections scheduled on the 16th July, 2022, the training of Registration Officers (ROs) has commenced in all 30 local government areas of Osun state. A statement on Tuesday by the Director Information and Voter Education, Mr Ayodele Aluko said the two-day training of ROs commenced 21st – 22nd March 2022. According to the statement, Read More

INEC’s fresh registration now over 7m

March 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says fresh registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) is 7,009,343 as at 7 a.m on March 14. The commission in the quarter 3, Week 10 update released on Monday in Abuja, also disclosed that the registrants who had completed their registration was 4,009,361 out of which 1,687,540 were done online and Read More

CVR update: INEC registers another 6.6 million in 3rd quarter week 9

March 7, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the number of fresh registrants in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). According to figures released on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman Rotimi Oyekanmi, in the third quarter week 9 as at 7am on Monday 7th March 2022, the figure of fresh registrants clocked6,615,192 (Six million, six Read More

INEC may suspend CVR in July — Official

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it might suspend the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in July. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the ongoing two-day Editorial Capacity Building Workshop for INEC Public Affairs Officers, held in Lagos. Oyekanmi noted Read More

INEC to recreate polling units for IDPs, tasks media managers on new law

March 4, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would print new Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and recreate their polling units in their camps to enable them vote in some of the elections depending on their location and their proximity to their state and federal constituencies. Speaking on Thursday at a Town Hall meeting organised Read More

Voter education: CSOs urge Nigerians to support INEC

March 1, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Nigerians have been urged to support the Independent NationalElectoral Commission (INEC), political parties, Civil SocietyOrganisations, as well as security agencies towards strengtheningdemocratic process in the country. The urge was made by the Coalition of INEC accredited DomisticElection Observer Group, at a press conference, held in Jos. The text of the press conference, read by Bafunshoo Tunde, afterobserving the bye-elections that Read More

Plateau bye-polls: Lalong urges prayers for INEC, other agencies

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Plateau state governor Simon Lalong has called for special prayers for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other agencies that would be conducting bye- elections Saturday in the state. The governor made the call during the state monthly prayer and fasting service held at the Government House Chapel, on Friday in Jos . INEC will be conducting two bye-elections Read More