INEC Chairman Yakubu Hands Over to Ahmed Muazu

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INEC Chairman Yakubu Hands Over to Ahmed Muazu       Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has handed over his duties to an INEC National Commissioner, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu (rtd). He passed on the leadership mantle on Monday at an event held at the headquarters of the electoral umpire in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Ahmed will act in that capacity pending when the Senate confirms the reappointment of Professor Yakubu as INEC chairman by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Special Adviser to the…

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Buhari Reappoints INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu

Buhari Reappoints INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu       President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday. Adesina disclosed that President Buhari had nominated Professor Yakubu for an appointment as INEC chairman for a second and final term in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. He said in accordance with the provision of Section 154…

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#EndSARS: INEC Postpones Bye-Elections In Six Senatorial Districts, Others

Mahmood Yakubu

#EndSARS: INEC Postpones Bye-Elections In Six Senatorial Districts, Others       Following the ongoing #EndSARS nationwide protests, the Independent National Electoral (INEC) has announced the indefinite postponement of the bye-elections in the six Senatorial Districts and nine State Constituencies. The commission however said it would continue to monitor the situation in all the states and constituencies, consult with relevant stakeholders and meet again in two weeks to review the situation and decide on a feasible date for the elections reports The PUNCH. The pending by-elections are Bayelsa Central Senatorial…

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CAN Faults Onochie’s INEC Nomination

CAN Faults Onochie’s INEC Nomination         The Christian Association of Nigeria has faulted the nomination of a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a national commissioner of the South-South in the Independent National Electoral Commission, describing it as “an executive recklessness, a dirty slap on the populace, and a gross violation of the 1999 constitution (as Amended).” A statement by the President of CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, therefore called on the Senate to reject her nomination. Ayokunle said, “As far as CAN is concerned, Onochie suffers objectivity, justice…

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INEC announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

Mahmood Yakubu

INEC announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election       The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date for the 2023 presidential election. According to INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made the disclosure on Thursday, the election will hold February 18, 2023. He spoke at the inauguration of the Ad hoc Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution. Yakubu told House of Representatives members that they are about 855 days left for the next general elections.  

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Ondo Decides 2020: INEC Gives Update on Boat Accident in Ilaje

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Ondo Decides 2020: INEC Gives Update on Boat Accident in Ilaje         The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that there was no loss of election materials or life from the boat accident that happened within Ilaje Local Government Area on Friday night. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ondo State, Mr Rufus Akeju, stated this to journalists on Saturday in Akure, NAN reports. “INEC can confirm that there was an accident last night during the movement of personnel and materials to the Registration Areas of Ilaje…

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INEC Reacts to Fire Incident at Ondo Office, says Incident Won’t Affect Polls

INEC Reacts to Fire Incident at Ondo Office, says Incident Won’t Affect Polls       The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has reacted to last night’s fire incident at its Ondo State office and its effect on the forthcoming guber election. According to Spokesman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Festus Okoye, election in Ondo State will proceed despite the setback caused by the fire incident which destroyed more than 5000 card readers on Thursday night. Mr Okoye, who was in Akure for preparations for the governorship election scheduled…

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Breaking: Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election, Orders Fresh Election

Bayelsa Governorship Election

Breaking: Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election, Orders Fresh Election       The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal on Monday nullified the election of Governor Douye Diri. The Tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to order a fresh election within 90 days. The verdict follows the petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) challenging the victory of Governor Diri in the November 19 governorship election. The ANDP claimed that the party was unlawfully excluded from the election. In a split judgement of two-one, the three-man panel ruled…

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Court Dismisses Dino Melaye’s Suit Challenging Adeyemi’s Election As Kogi West Senator

Kogi West Senator

Court Dismisses Dino Melaye’s Suit Challenging Adeyemi’s Election As Kogi West Senator     Senator Dino Melaye has lost the bid to return to the Senate, about eight months after he was defeated in the Kogi West senatorial district election. He contested the November 2019 poll on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and lost to Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Melaye had filed a suit at the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgement of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petitions…

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You Can’t Rig Edo Election, PDP Tells APC

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You Can’t Rig Edo Election, PDP Tells APC     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that there will not be any chance to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State. In a communique on Thursday, the PDP urged the APC to prepare for a defeat, stressing that no fabricated reports would suffice tool enough to arm-twist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into manipulating the outcome of the poll. According to a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP asked the…

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