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2019: Aftermath of party primaries and rancorous probe agitations

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dissension following outcome of any electoral exercise in Nigeria has become almost a norm. However, current reactions trailing the recently concluded political parties’ primaries in the build up to the fast approaching 2019 general elections appeared to many as unique.  Joshua Egbodo looks at the issues   Burden of election expenses There have been alarms in the past on alleged high Read More

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Ondo aspirants disagree with Oshiomole, APC in court

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Some aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, yesterday disagreed with their national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, over the conduct of the primary elections of the party in the state. Insisting that there were no primaries conduct to elect candidates for the forthcoming elections, the aspirants argued before the Federal High Court in Akure, that Oshiomhole Read More

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Imo: Okorocha’s inlaw in shock as INEC confirms Uzodinma ‘authentic’ APC Guber candidate

November 10, 2018 Editor 0

Uche Nwosu, much talked about Son-in-law to Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha is currently counting the cost of sticking with his God-father after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the preferred governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019 elections. Spokesperson of INEC, Emmanuela Ben Okpara who spoke from Owerri confirmed Uzodinma’s Read More

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2019: Lagos records 6.6m voters

October 15, 2018 Editorial III 0

Lagos State has recorded 6, 609, 115 residents who are eligible to vote in the 2019 general elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reports that the state has 245 Registration Areas (Wards), 8,462 polling units, and 3669 voting points across the 20 Local Governments. Mr. Sam Olumekun, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed at a workshop on Lagos State Read More

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CAN as election observers: The need for caution

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

A disturbing development is currently brewing into the polity that may constitute high security risks to 2019 general election. The Christian Associations of Nigeria has said that they will form an election observer group to monitor2019 general elections. This has raise serious questions on the motive such move owing to the fact that Nigeria In its reaction, The Muslim Right Read More

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Kwara PDP praises Secondus, Atiku over successful convention

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, over the success of the party’s national convention. The PDP in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Tunde Ashaolu, also commended the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa- led National Convention Planning Committee for conducting a free, fair, transparent and rancour-free Read More

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You lied, election took place – Balogun-crossfire

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State chapter, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, dismisses the party’s NWC panel declaration that there was no election stating instead that indeed the contest did hold across the over 200 wards of the state. Patrick Andrew highlights the controversy. The state party chairman took it upon himself to declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu the winner Read More

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Vote buying ongoing in councils – TMG-crossfire

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) says the resolve of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to curb the ugly trends of voter inducement (votebuying) in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State and beyond by restricting use of smart phone is a mirage, noting it is inim The TMG Chairperson, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, stated yesterday in a statement that the organisation Read More

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INEC registers 1.9m voters in Enugu

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

A total of 1,961586 persons have been registered with the Independent National electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu state towards effective participation in the 2019 general elections. Of this number, about1, 454, 974 persons have so far collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of the state, Emeka Ononamadu disclosed this yesterday while briefing newsmen on Read More

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We ‘ll demystify Saraki – Lai

August 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

-Justifies impeachment plot -No date yet to consider INEC budget – Saraki, Dogara -APC alleges planned mob attack on own senators by PDP Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, yesterday hinted that the people of Kwara state are ready to demystify Senate President Bukola Saraki in the 2019 general elections. Until his defection a few weeks ago Read More

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INEC to conduct Bauchi, Katsina bye-elections in 30 days

July 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will be conducting four bye-elections within the next 30 days. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made this known yesterday in Abuja at the opening of a regular meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). He stated that meetings with stakeholders in the affected states were ongoing while the time-table and schedule Read More