BREAKING: Buhari reappoints Professor Yakubu for second term as INEC boss

October 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 Read More

Breaking: Buhari appoints media aide, 3 others as INEC Commissioners

October 13, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed one of his media aides Lauretta Onochie as as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission representing Delta state. The president also appointed Prof. Mohammed Sani from Katsina state, Prof. Kunle Ajayi from Ekiti state and Seidu Ahmed from Jigawa state as national commissioners. The appointment of Onochie and three others, subject to Read More

Ondo poll: My victory evidence of our acceptance – Akeredolu

Ondo state Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sunday emerged winner in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state. His victory came amidst mixed reactions from stakeholders. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the incumbent governor winner having polled 292,830 votes to defeat two other major contenders at the end of the contest. Announcing the result, Chief Retuning Read More

Breaking: Again, Akeredolu floors Jegede, reelected Ondo governor… see final results

October 11, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu winner of 2020 Ondo state governorship election. Akeredolu assuredly defeated his main challenger Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) coasted home with 292,830 votes. Jegede polled 195, 791 votes. His deputy Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party came Read More

Breaking – Outcome of Edo 2020 election: At last, Ize-Iyamu breaks silence

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has finally congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moments after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo gubernatorial election. Ize-Iyamu who conveyed his message via his twitter handle wrote, “Edo people has decided, we thank you all! Congratulations to the opposition party! They Read More

Obaseki speaks moments after winning Edo 2020 election

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared that the outcome of the 2020 governorship election in Edo state was a reflection of the will of the Edo People. Obaseki who spoke shortly after he was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday said “The great people of Edo State have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear. “Words Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo 2020 election

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of Edo state governorship Election 2020. The Returning Officer in the election Prof. Agofure Rukeh of Federal University of Petroleum Technology, Efurun, returned Obaseki reelected after he polled 307,955 Votes to beat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu who Read More

#Live – EdoDecides2020: With 4 LG results yet to be announced, Obaseki still leads, INEC resumes remaining collation… Full details

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is about now resuming collation of remaining result after gubernatorial election on Saturday. So far, 13 local government areas have been declared and Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party is still leading. See results below EDO 2020: INEC confirmed Results Ikpoba Okhia – APC 18,218 | PDP – 41,036 Uhunmwonde – APC 5, Read More

Edo election: Ekweremadu preaches fairness

September 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The immediate past deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu (PDP Enugu West), has called on all stakeholders in the Edo gubernatorial election to ensure fairness by allowing the votes of the electorates to count.  Ekweremadu who made the call in a short post on his social media handles Saturday morning, specifically called on the security agencies and the Independent National 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

Breaking: Disquiet as Tribunal orders fresh guber poll in Bayelsa

August 17, 2020 Editor 0

The election of Governor Duoye Diri has been nullified by the Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal. The tribunal thereafter ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a bye-election within 90 days. The election was nullified Justice Mohammed Sirajo-led three-man panel based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, which argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating Read More

Edo 2020: Envisaging a keen contest

August 13, 2020 Olusanya Anjorin 0

It is no longer news that the Governor of Edo state, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  will both slug it out once again in the September 19, election. This time in the opposite direction, the governor is  the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Lessons of two parties participating in Nasarawa bye – elections

August 11, 2020 EMEKA NZE 0

EMEKA NZE writes that more political parties may be laying foundation for their de-registration for failure to participate in the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election. Election during COVID 19 The Independent National Electoral Commission must have had a swell time conducting the last bye-election in the Nasarawa Central state constituency held last Saturday, especially as the first election held in Read More

We’re heading to S/Court over parties’ deregistration verdict – INEC

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday and Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed its readiness to challenge the verdict of the Court of Appeal, which Monday ‘overruled itself’ in the case of the deregistration of 22 political parties. INEC National Commissioner  and Chairman Committee on Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said the commission would  challenge the conflicting court decisions at the Supreme Court. Earlier 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

Party deregistration: More judgments affirm INEC’s position

July 25, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

For the second time in 72 hours, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filled by some political parties challenging the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register them. In the Suit No. FHC/CS/127/2020 filed on February 10, 2020, five de-registered political parties, the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), Liberation Movement (LM), Movement for Read More

As NEC sacks Oshiomhole-led NWC… Buhari says APC heading towards self-destruct

June 26, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Stakeholders who called for the sack of the Aliyu Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) Thursday finally had their say, as the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership under Oshiomhole. And in its place, a caretaker committee headed by Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni was constituted, with a mandate to conduct within six months Read More

Breaking – Ondo guber: PDP extends sale of nomination form, day after deputy gov joined party

June 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the sale of nomination forms for the Ondo state governorship election. Ondo state governorship election has been scheduled to hold on October 10, this year by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The party extends the last day for the sale of nomination forms from the earlier announced date of Monday, June 22, Read More