INEC fails to arraign suspended Adamawa REC Hudu 

July 12, 2023 Benjamin Samson, Abuja 0

Attempts by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to arraign its suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hundu Yunusa-Ari, before Adamawa State High Court 9 sitting in Yola has hit the brick wall. Trial Judge, Justice Benjamin Manji, drew the attention of the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN to the orders of Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court sitting in Read More

Court halts prosecution of suspended Adamawa REC

July 10, 2023 Admin III 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from prosecuting the suspended Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa-Ari. The court while giving the order on Monday stopped INEC from prosecuting him over his declaration of Aisha Dahiru, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, as governor in the March 18, 2023 governorship poll. Justice Read More

Kogi APC primaries a rape of democracy – Adeyemi

April 18, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant for governor of Kogi state, Smart Adeyemi, has described the results of the state’s primary election as a rape of democracy. Speaking on Arise Television, Monday, he said if INEC authorities endorse the APC primary election as legitimate, God will descend on them. Ahmed Usman Ododo, a former auditor-general for local governments in Kogi Read More

Breaking: INEC suspends Adamawa REC

April 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa, Hudu Yunusa Ari. The REC had on Sunday controversially announced All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Aisha Dahiru Binani, the winner, after the supplementary election. In a letter on Monday, the national headquarters of the electoral umpire ordered Ari to stay away from the commission’s Read More

Anambra: PDP, LP, retire Speaker, another ranking house member, others, as YPP clinches 3 assembly seats

March 19, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

The Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Uchenna Okafor, has lost his third term re-election bid to the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ayamelum State Constituency, Hon. Abuchi Bernard Udemezue. The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Professor George Onwudiwe, said PDP pooled 12,993 votes to defeat Okafor of APGA who garnered 11,445 and others. Similarly, the Read More

INEC postpones 2023 governorship, state assembly election in Benue LGA

March 19, 2023 John Shiaondo Makurdi 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Sunday announced the postponement of the governorship and state assembly elections in Kwande Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue state. The postponement according to INEC, was due to mix up in the distribution process of the electoral materials, which resulted to the swapping of the materials meant for Kwande East to Kwande West and Read More

Ogun: INEC begins collation of 2023 governorship election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogun state on Sunday March 19 commenced collation of results of the 2023 governorship election that was held in the 20 local government areas on Saturday March 18. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Niyi Ijalaye, who declared the collation centre opened, said the electoral body could not commence on Saturday Read More

#LIVE 2023 governorship, state assembly elections: Voting materials arrive late at Kaduna’s Millennium City

March 18, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

There was late arrival of materials in MPH O48 polling unit, Millennium City, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. As at 9:05am, the polling unit officials were seen removing the ballot papers and other election materials from their bags.   The Presiding officer, Abubakar Dalhatu, said the delay was caused by sorting. He said they have to sort the materials Read More

2023 governorship election: Court gives INEC fresh directive

March 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Federal High Court in Abuja has mandated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit results of the governorship and state house of Assembly’s election in accordance with its regulations and guidelines. Justice Obiora Egwuatu gave the judgment on Friday following a suit filed by the Labour Party, its governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom, Uduakobong Udoh, and 13 state Read More

INEC to parties on March 18 elections: Your supporters, agents must refrain from violence

As governorship election holds in 28 states and 993 state assemblies across the country Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged political parties and their candidates to speak to their agents and supporters to see elections as a contest and not war.   The commission also urged them to refrain from acts of violence that may mar the elections Read More

2023: INEC schedules fresh election in Kano

March 8, 2023 Admin III 0

After cancelling the declaration of candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhassan Doguwa as the winner of the house of representatives seat for a Kano federal constituency, in the Saturday February 25, elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled supplementary election. The bye-election will take place in the Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency of Kano state. The returning Read More

Reps member demands cancellation of constituency poll

February 28, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Incumbent member of the House of Representatives from Imo state, Kingsley Uju, has demanded cancellation of the election in his constituency, saying the process was full of irregularities. The lawmaker representing Ohaji-Egbema, Oguta and Oru West federal constituency, also accused the state government under as being behind attacks that were threatening to his life. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Read More

INEC declares Yobe South election inconclusive

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Yobe South senatorial district election inconclusive. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Shettima Saidu, stated this at the collation centre at Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum, Monday. Professor Saidu said the election was marred with over-voting in one polling unit and consequently cancelled. According to him, the cancellation of Read More

Taraba North: Lau returns to Senate

February 28, 2023 Andrew Ojih 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday declared Senator Shu’aibu Isa Lau, of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the just concluded Taraba North senatorial election. The returning officer, Professor Chibiya Paul Chingu, who is the DVC Central Admin, Federal University Wukari said the PDP candidate scored a total of 74,645 votes to defeat his opponent in the APC, Sani Read More

Bolaji Abdullahi rejects Kwara Central senatorial election result

February 28, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara Central senatorial candidate, a former Minister of Sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has rejected the result of the election which was held on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Abdullahi, in a statement by his media team, Monday, said the preliminary review of the results showed substantial irregularities and manipulations that are inconsistent with the provisions of Read More

2023: Atiku wins Katsina with 489,045, Tinubu scores 482,283 votes

February 28, 2023 Hamidu Sabo 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Katsina state. He defeated his closest rival, Bola Tinubu of the APC. Declaring the result at the INEC office in Katsina Monday, the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Muazu Abubakar Gusau, said Atiku polled 489,045 votes while Tinubu scored 482,283 votes. Read More

Delta: Gunmen kill INEC staff, LP leader cautions against violence

February 28, 2023 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Monday Udoh Tom, Monday confirmed the killing of the commission’s staff by unknown gunmen. The official of INEC was attacked and killed in Ukwuani local government area of the state. Delta INEC boss who stated this shortly after the announcement of the result of Ukwuani local government area said some corps members sustained Read More

Tinubu wins presidential election in Oyo, APC clears 3 senatorial seats

February 28, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo state on Monday announced the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the overall winners of the last Saturday Presidential election. Announcing the results of the election from the 33 Local government areas of Oyo state, the State Returning Officer, Professor Kehinde Olushola Babatunde said the APC Presidential candidate, Read More

USE PIC OF MKO ABIOLA AND TINUBU

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Would scars of annulled 1993 vote trail Nigeria 2023 election?  Parallels are being drawn between the 2023 election and the annulled 1993 vote, widely seen as the country’s ‘freest and fairest’. On February 25, Africa’s largest democracy held its sixth election since the return to civilian leadership in 1999.  The polls is held a few months from the 30th anniversary Read More

Chukwu was coasting to victory, party chair Agbo insists

February 24, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Enugu state, Barrister Casmir Agbo, has said the slain Enugu East Senatorial candidate, Oyibo Chukwu, was coasting to victory before he was cut down. Addressing newsmen at the LP secretariat at Chime Avenue, Enugu, on Friday, Agbo said Chukwu looked good to win and that his opponents knew it. “We thank INEC for Read More

Enugu killings: No shaking over call to postpone poll – Nnamani

February 24, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Enugu East senator Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani has urged calm, saying there was no cause for alarm over the call to postpone the Enugu East Senatorial District election following the gruesome murder of the Labour Party (LP) Senatorial candidate, Mr. Oyibo Chukwu, and five others. Nnamani in a personally signed statement issued Friday said the suggestion for the postponement of the Read More