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INEC to electoral officials: Resist any temptation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it can’t afford to lower the standard it attained in the September 19 Edo governorship election. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in a message to the staff of the commission for this weekend’s Ondo State governorship election, urged the electoral officials to resist any form of temptation. Yakubu […]

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We’re ready for Edo election, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is ready for tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo State. The commission, in a statement by National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said sensitive materials for the election have been distributed from custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Benin City to the various local government areas in the […]

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…rigging allegation, baseless –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the rigging allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next weekend’s Edo governorship election was false. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, had accused INEC National Commissioner, Mustapha Lecky, of colluding with the All Progressives Congress (APC), to rig the election holding. But Lecky, who is Chairman, […]

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Governorship Election: INEC redeploys five RECs, 3 N’Commissioners to Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and three National Commissioners (NCs) to Edo State, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state. The five RECs, one from each of the geopolitical zones of Nigeria, excluding the South-South zone, are to join the REC in Edo State, […]

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Edo guber: PDP alleges plot by APC, INEC to rig poll

It’s false, says INEC commissioner The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter yesterday alleged a plot to manipulate the September 19 governorship election by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the party’s former National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. The PDP said Ize-Iyamu and Oshiomhole were allegedly colluding with an […]

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Igini: We won’t be distracted, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would not be distracted by the allegation against Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), Mike Igini, by the All Progressives Congress (APC). INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke at the swearing-in of a newly appointed REC, Dr. Tella Adeniran Rahman, said such accusations often arise […]

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Edo guber: INEC introduces ‘Z-file policy’ to check electoral fraud

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday said it had come up with a new innovation in addition to the card reader authentication, with the deployment of its ‘Zip with Z-file’. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mammod Yakubu, disclosed this during a meeting too staff of the electoral commission held in Benin the Edo State capital. He […]

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INEC: Political tension in Edo may lead to ‘state of emergency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that the fierce political tension brewing in Edo ahead of the September 19 governorship poll may lead to a declaration of a state of emergency in the state, if not carefully managed. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, gave the […]

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INEC threatens to arrest, prosecute vote buyers

Ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States on September 19 and October 10 respectively, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned vote buyers, threatening that it will arrest and prosecute anyone found buying votes during the elections. INEC National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr. Festus Okoye gave the […]

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Edo 2020: Wike seeks neutrality of INEC, security agencies

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Security Agencies to be neutral in the September 19, 2020, governorship election in Edo State. Wike said the success of Edo election would depend largely on the role of security agencies and INEC, stressing that as the giant of Africa, […]