2023 election: Beyond the misinformation and partisanship, by Ezenwa Nwagwu

September 5, 2023 Ezenwa Nwagwu 0

As at today, discussions on the 2023 General Elections have continued to reverberate and tilting towards particular expectations, whether met or not. I have read and still reading many articles and have listened to so many commentaries regarding whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a free, fair, inclusive, and credible 2023 election. Many commentators have offered different viewpoints Read More

Kogi guber: INEC, police promise peaceful, credible election

August 30, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police Force have assured that the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state would be peaceful, fair and credible. They promised that every measure would be put in place to achieve the feat for the people of the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Gabriel Longpet and spokesman, Kogi Police Command, Read More

2023: CTA releases reports, wants adoption of necessary technology 

August 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

For credible future elections, the Center for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt necessary technology and address challenges with uploading of election results. The election observer group also tasked the electoral empire to improve on the timely distribution of election materials, intensify voter education to combat misinformation, advocate for citizen participation in Read More

Guber poll: CSO raises alarm, demands transfer of Imo REC

August 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A civil society organisation (CSO) known as International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, has raised the alarm over the alleged plot to compromise the forthcoming Imo State Governorship election scheduled to hold on November 11, 2023. The CSO, who petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, sought the immediate transfer of the Resident Read More

Nasarawa guber tribunal: INEC closes defence

August 18, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has closed its defence in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the re-election of Governor Abdullahi Sule during the March 18 governorship election in Nasarawa state. The INEC’s lead counsel, Ishaka Muddie Dikko, a senior advocate of Nigeria, made an application to that effect during the governorship election petitions tribunal Read More

2023: INEC meets collation, returning officers for post-election review

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has met with collation and returning officers for the 2023 general elections to review issues regarding the election results management. The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while addressing the officers at the post-election review meeting in Abuja on Friday, said the Commission would like to hear their experiences on the field. He said the Read More

CSO rejects call for INEC Chairman’s sack, knocks Agbakoba

June 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A Civil Society organisation, Partners for Electoral Reform, has faulted a recent call for the removal Prof Yakubu Mahmoud as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) had recently asked President Bola Tinubu to sack the INEC boss. Agbakoba hinged his call over claims of poor logistics Read More

2023: CTA passes vote of confidence on INEC Chair, highlighs positive outcomes

June 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A prominent Civil Society Organisations, Centre for Transparency Advocacy has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deserves commendation for some of the reforms introduced prior to the 2023 election. The CSO said despite some noticeable challenges that bedeviled the recently concluded 2023 elections, Nigerians must not lose sight of the real gains of the elections. The CTA however Read More

2023 polls: INEC thumbs up Edo-based journalists over coverage

May 5, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state has commended journalists in the state for its professional coverage of the recently concluded presidential, national and state assembly elections. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Obo Effanga, made the commendation on Friday during a “Post Election Meeting with the Media” held at the INEC office in Benin City, the Read More

Hudu Ari and protecting INEC’s integrity

April 24, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

The Adamawa state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Hudu Ari, had stirred the honet’s nest during the supplementary governorship election conducted on April 15. Ari controversially declared Aisha Dahiru Binani of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the election when collation of the results was ongoing. It took the intervention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters Read More

Supplementary elections: INEC has proven its worth – Effiong Akwa

April 19, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The former Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Effiong Okon Akwa has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC over the conduct of the last Saturday’s supplementary elections across the country. Speaking with Blueprint correspondent last Saturday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, Effiong Akwa noted that though the turnout was low as compared to Read More

INEC writes IGP to prosecute Adamawa REC

April 19, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has written to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, urging for the investigation and prosecution of Adamawa state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa Ari. The commission took the decision at its meeting held on Tuesday April 18, 2023 in Abuja. The commission in a tweet via its verified Twitter handle said: “At Read More

Kogi: I ‘ll be on ballot paper as governorship candidate – Ajaka

April 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded Kogi state primary election, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, has assured the public, especially his supporters that his name will be on the ballot paper during the election. Ajaka, Deputy National Publicity Secretary and a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party, made the Read More

Adamawa: Yiaga Africa urges INEC to conclude collation process, declare official results 

April 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa has asked the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume collation and declare the official results of the Adamawa state supplementary governorship election.  Yiaga Africa said INEC should resume collation and conclude the process based on results announced at the polling units and uploaded on the IReV portal on Saturday.   A statement jointly signed Read More

Adamawa guber poll: Sanction erring REC, CDD tells INEC

April 18, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters to sanction erring Resident Electoral Commission (REC) whose action is capable of undermining law and order in the state. CDD similarly called for the process as spelt out in the law to be followed to promptly declare the winner of the governorship election. Read More

Aftermath of supplementary election: INEC reveals names of Senators-elect for 10th National Assembly in 2023

April 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Following the 2023 supplementary election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has 60 seats, while the People Democratic Party (PDP), pulled 35 seats. The Labour Party (LP) has eight seats, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has 2 senatorial seats, same as the Social Democratic Party (SDP), while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and the Young Peoples Party (YPP) Read More

Adamawa rerun election: INEC overules REC, launches investigation, APC wins Kebbi governorship poll

Adamawa state was Sunday morning thrown into confusion following the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) as governor-elect by the  state’s  Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Hudu Yunusa-Ari. But INEC said the purported declaration remains null and void.The election was of the supplementary polls conducted  by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). REC’s declarationBlueprint reports that the REC, a Read More

Presidential tribunal: You ‘re a serial loser, you saw your defeat coming, Tinubu tells Atiku

  President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has again justified the loss of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, at the 2023 presidential election, describing the former nation’s number two man as a serial loser and an unstable politician. The former Lagos state governor argued Thursday that Atiku had since 1993, consistently contested and lost elections both Read More

INEC holds supplementary polls in 3 Imo LGAs, one federal constituency Saturday

April 14, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will Saturday, conduct supplementary elections in three state constituencies, namely, Ideato South State Constituency, Isu State Constituency, Ahiazu Mbaise State Constituency and in one federal constituency of Mbaitoli/Ikeduru. This hint was dropped in a Stakeholders’ meeting held Thursday by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo, Prof. Silvya Uchenna Agu. She further said Isu would Read More

2023 presidential election: Frank urges Tribunal to transmit proceedings live 

April 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Thursday, called on the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to  transmit its proceedings live. Frank in a statement in Abuja, said this has become necessary to ensure transparency and openness in the conduct of the tribunal.  He said the move would make Nigerians feel a Read More

Natives write INEC Chairman, pass vote of confidence 

April 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the socio-cultural organisation, The Native has submit a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, even as it declared support for the electoral umpire. The letter signed by the Supreme Leader of the Natives, Hon. Smart Edwards, declared that no mandate was stolen contrary to insinuation in some quarters. Read More

Sani, Hadiza, Kaduna assembly members-elect receive certificates of return

March 31, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The governor-elect of Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to take advice from various leaders of thought in the state, adding that he knew the challenges facing the state and its indigenes and would resolve them. The governor-elect, the deputy governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, and members-elect of the House of Assembly were Friday presented with their certificates of Read More

2023 elections: Initiate process of internal review, audit, APC tells INEC

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently initiate process of internal audit and review of how the 2023 general elections were managed before the forthcoming rerun elections slated for April, 2023. The ruling party also alleged cases of compromise in Kebbi state, declaring that it won’t be comfortable if Read More