2023: INEC to conduct constituency delimitation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would soon carry out constituency delimitation exercise. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this when he received Geographic Information System (GIS) equipment donated by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) yesterday, said the commission was already working with the National Population Commission (NPC) to that effect. A statement by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, quoted Yakubu as saying the equipment would assist “the commission in the area of delimitation of constituencies, which is one of its constitutional…

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INEC expresses satisfaction with rerun polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the conduct of court-ordered rerun elections in 28 constituencies across 11 states of the country last Saturday was a marked improvement in compliance with its processes and procedures. The commission, which made its position known after its meeting in Abuja yesterday, however, noted attempts by few individuals to subvert the will of the people. In a statement yesterday by the National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, INEC said the exercise was disrupted in four constituencies, but stated…

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INEC takes delivery of sensitive materials for Cross River rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River State on Thursday received sensitive materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office, for ordered rerun elections in Yakurr/ Abi Federal Constituency and Abi State Constituency holding today. The materials, which were handed over to INEC officials by the Branch Controller, Central Bank of Nigeria, Calabar, Chuks Sokari, included ballot papers, Forms EC 8A, EC 8D, EC 8E, among others. Speaking during the handing over of the materials, INEC National Commissioner, Dr Mohammed Lekki, said: “I came in from Abuja…

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Anambra South: Court bars INEC, others from issuing Certificate of Return to Uzor

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] from giving effect to the judgment of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] which had ordered it to issue a certificate of return to Obinna Uzor as a Senator representing Anambra South. The trial judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo in his judgment after listening to lawyer to Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Charles Ndukwe held that INEC and the other defendants would not proceed to comply with the order of the FCT High Court in…

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Bayelsa guber: Group petitions donor agencies, foreign missions over INEC’s conduct

Sequel to the outcome of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, a non-governmental organisation, the Centre for Convention on Democratic Integrity (CCDI), has petitioned foreign development partners to halt future technical and financial supports to the Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC), just as it called for a full investigation into the conduct of the election. CCDI disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued by its President, who is also the Permanent Representative of the CCDI to the United Nations, Mr. Olufemi Aduwo. The group said since the inception…

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Bayelsa decides: INEC gives Lyon Certificate of Return

Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The newly elected governor of Bayelsa State David Lyon and his Deputy Biobarakuma Eremieyun Degi on Thursday recieved their Certificates of Return following their victory in last Saturday’s election Receiving the certificate, the governor elect in his remarks thanked Bayelsans for deciding to cast their votes for his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he said made the state to record the most peaceful election in the history of Bayelsa State. He assured the people of the state that Bayelsa’s money was not his money nor…

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INEC declares Kogi West Senatorial election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared as inconclusive the election of the November 16 Kogi West Senatorial District because the margin of win was less than the total cancelled votes. It said that it will announce later a date for the supplementary election. It stated that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi scored a total of 80,118 votes while the Kogi West Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye, scored 59,548 votes. Smart Adeyemi had slightly more than…

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Kogi decides: Cancel Okene result, PDP tells INEC

Onyekachi Eze, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the cancellation of the result of last Saturday’s governorship election in Okene, Kogi State, alleging that the 112, 000 votes scored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area was fictitious. PDP in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said there was evidence of alterations of figures to reduce its vote in the area and allocate imported figures to the APC. “Our party hopes that this apparent moves to allocate fictitious results to the APC has…

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Bayelsa decides: INEC says collation of results to commence by 2pm

Collation of results to commence by 2pm according to INEC. However, according New Telegraph correspondent, the fact that corps members, who form a bulk of the ad hoc staff of INEC in this election continue to submit incident report forms on the violence that erupted in their territories, collation will most likely start much later.

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INEC yet to begin announcement of Kogi results

As at 9:20, party officials,observers and journalists where still waiting for the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to commence the announcement of results for the elections that held in Kogi State on Saturday. The poll covered both the governorship and a Senate rerun. The two main parties in the contest, marred by violence and the reported death of six persons, are the All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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