Political Parties chairmen, CSOs, others reject call for INEC chairman’s sack

July 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Civil Society Political Roundtable has condemned the call for sack of chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Yakubu Mahmood. This formed part of resolutions reached at the end of a Roundtable put together by the Civil Society Organizations Central Coordinating Council which is the highest organ of the Civil Society community in Nigeria in collaboration with Chairmen Read More

Happening now: Tight security as collation resumes in Adamawa supplementary governorship election

April 18, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Two days after a dramatic turn out of events, official collation of results in the Adamawa state governorship election has just begun amidst tight security. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who announced this in Yola, Adamawa state capital early Tuesday evening April 18, introduced the presence Read More

CTA to INEC: Announce winner in Adamawa to douse tension 

April 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume and conclude the collation process and announce a winner in order to douse tension created by what it described as the reckless announcement of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Adamawa state, Barrister Hudu Ari. The CTA also condemned what it called ‘gross misconduct’ of Read More

INEC declares APC’s Bomai winner of Yobe South senatorial election

April 15, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Saturday 15, April election conducted in the Yobe South senatorial district. The INEC Returning Officer, Dr. Abatcha Melemi, of the Federal University Gashua, announced the result in Potiskum amid tight security. The returning officer said his mandate of the exercise Read More

America, UK, others can’t promote insurrection in Nigeria, protesters warn opposition 

April 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerians from various ethnic groups, on the aiges of The Natives, Monday, took a peaceful walk to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), assuring that the United State of America, United Kingdom and other Nations of the world will not promote insurrection in Nigeria. The group said its twenty-million members across the country will resist any form of intimidation and Read More

Adamawa: Binani petitions INEC, urges review of election results

 The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa state, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), has called for equity, fairness and justice from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the governorship poll results in the state.  Specifically, the gubernatorial hopeful asked INEC to review the results of the March 18 poll in a number of local government areas, and outrightly Read More

[Breaking] Abia governorship election: At last, INEC reveals when, where remaining collation, winner will be announced

March 22, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Information reaching Blueprint revealed that the remaining collation of results and eventual announcement of winner of Abia state governorship election will take place later on Wednesday March 22, 2023, barring any unforeseen circumstance. This is after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended the final lap of result collation in the state due to controversies surrounding outcome of election from Read More

2023 governorship election: Don’t tamper with people’s mandate in Abia, Enugu, Adamawa, Ikoku tells INEC 

March 22, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Veteran political and media strategist, Chief Mrs Mary Ikoku, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to delay any further in declaring winners of 2023 governorship elections in Abia, Enugu and Adamawa states. Ikoku, an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for House of Representatives for Arochukwu-Ohafia Federal Constituency in the 2023 general elections who spoke through a terse Read More

Breaking: INEC declares Sule winner of 2023 governorship election in Nasarawa

March 20, 2023 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Alhaji Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been reelected as governor of Nasarawa state. Governor Sule defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Umbugadu, by a margin of 64,193 to emerge winner. Sule was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday morning, in Lafia. While declaring the result, the INEC collation officer, Read More

Election: INEC distributes sensitive materials in Bauchi 

March 16, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

In preparation for the 18th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Bauchi State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 20 LGAs in the state.  At the distribution exercise at the Bauchi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mohammed Nura assured Read More

Breaking: INEC confirms postponement of governorship, state assembly elections to another date, gives reasons

March 8, 2023 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has rescheduled the governorship and the state assembly elections to March 18, 2023. This is to enable the commission make adequate preparations for the elections originally scheduled for March 11, 2023. A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye said this followed Wednesday’s ruling by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Read More

Election: Parish Priests prevented people from voting Tinubu in South-east – Commissioner

March 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Commissioner representing Enugu state at the Federal Character Commission (FCC) Hon. Ginika Tor Florence, has revealed how some supporters of President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, were prevented from voting for him during the just concluded election in Enugu by Catholic Parish Priests. Hon. Tor, who hails from Ugwu Local Government, said in her village some voters who had assured her Read More

Walk through your talk, follow election guidelines, CTA tells INEC

March 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to walk through its talk and ensure that election guidelines put in place are followed to the end. The election observer group urged Nigerians to be patient and vigilant, adding that the elections are not yet over. The group also demanded investigation into the roles played by Read More

Breaking: Tinubu receives certificate of return as Nigeria ‘s President-elect March 1

March 1, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

After emerging winner of 2023 presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be issued certificate of return on Wednesday March 1, 2023. The chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu who announced this shortly after declaring him winner of Saturday February 25, 2023 presidential election, said the event will hold by 3pm inside International Conference Centre Abuja. Read More

Breaking: INEC declares APC ‘s Tinubu winner of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election

March 1, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of 2023 presidential election. Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes, while Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, placed third with 6,101,533 votes. Declaring Tinubu as the President-elect of Nigeria Read More

Happening now: Tinubu in strong lead as INEC ends collation of results in 2023 presidential election, reveals next move

March 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Former governor of Lagos state Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu may be declared winner of Saturday February 25, 2023 presidential election after leading other candidates with 8,805,655 votes at the end collation of results from the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Tinubu, is the candidate of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) and is ahead with about 1.8 Read More

APC demands redeployment of INEC REC in Bauchi

February 28, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, Tuesday demanded for the immediate redeployment of the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the Administrative Secretary of the Commission in the state for transparency and safeguard the sanctity of the electoral process. At a press conference in Bauchi, the legal adviser of APC in Bauchi, Barrister Rabiu Garba said already the party Read More

Election: Timi Frank calls for rejection of manipulated results

February 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, Monday, strongly condemned the ongoing large-scale manipulation of the results of the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Election. Frank in a statement in Abuja called on Nigerians to reject the results, demand for their cancellation and reordering of fresh presidential and National Assembly election.  He insisted Read More

Yiaga Africa wants INEC to investigate late deployment of election materials, others 

February 25, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the reasons responsible for the late deployment of election materials and personnel including the late activation of the Registration Area Centers (RACs). Cases of breach of contractual obligations by transport workers should be met with sanctions. The Chair, Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote, Dr Hussaini Read More

INEC reveals number of Nigerians to vote during 2023 general elections

February 24, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that about 87.2 million Nigerians are expected to vote during the 2023 general elections out of the 93.4 million registered voters The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known in a briefing on Thursday. According to him, Lagos leads in the number of collected PVCs with 6,214,970. This is closely followed Read More

Breaking: At last, INEC reveals how many polling units 2023 general elections will not take place

February 13, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday revealed that election will eventually not take place in 240 polling units during the 2023 general elections. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, who disclosed this during a meeting with political parties in Abuja said the reason was that nobody registered to vote at those pulling unit. There has been concerns over rising Read More

Breaking: INEC chairman briefs FEC, drops crucial hint on 2023 presidential, governorship elections’ schedule

February 8, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu said Wednesday that the presidential and National Assembly elections would hold as scheduled on February 25, 2023. Yakubu said this after he briefed the Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari on INEC’s readiness for the forthcoming elections. He said the governorship and State Houses of Read More