INEC Abandons Kogi LGA Office As Election Materials, Voter Cards Rot Away

The Independent National Electoral Commission's office in Onyedega, the headquarters of the Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State, has been abandoned and overgrown with weeds due to a flood incident. It was learnt that the INEC Onyedega office in Ibaji LGA was used for the election of a former state governor, Ibrahim Idris in... Continue Reading →

Court vacates order stopping Abia LGA election

A High Court in Abia State, Thursday, vacated the order restraining the Abia State Independent National Electoral Commission, ABSIEC, from conducting December 18th local government election across the wards in the seventeen LGA of the state. Recall that Justice Agwu Umah Kalu-led High Court in Aba division had issued a a restraining order against the... Continue Reading →

Gov Mohammed urges PDP supporters to accept defeat in Bauchi by-election

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appealed to supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept defeat in Saturday’s by-election in Dass State Constituency. The governor made the appeal in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Mukhtar Gidado, in Bauchi on Sunday. He urged party members and supporters... Continue Reading →

Ex-governor Dickson Wins Bayelsa-West Senatorial Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared a  former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, the winner of Bayelsa West Senatorial Bye-election. Dickson, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, polled  115,257 while Peremobowei Ebebi of the All Progressives Congress Scored 17500 votes.  

“Why we declared Zamfara Bye Elections Inconclusive” – INEC, shifts exercise to Dec. 9th

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted fifteen bye-elections spread across eleven States of the country on Saturday, 5th December 2020. The bye-elections involved nine State House of Assembly seats and six Senatorial seats.The results of all the House of Assembly seats have been declared, except for Bakura State Constituency in Zamfara State. Also, the... Continue Reading →

Drowned policemen: Diri condoles with IGP, personnel’s families

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has condoled with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, over the loss of some of the personnel that drowned while escorting voting materials for last Saturday’s senatorial bye-election in the state. The boat conveying the policemen was said to have capsized on its way to Oporoma, the... Continue Reading →

Electoral Act: House will consider deregistration of political parties – Spokesperson

The Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Ben Kalu has disclosed that the House will consider the deregistration of political parties that fail to submit their audited accounts to the Independent National Electronic Commission (INEC) in the new electoral bill. Kalu stated this while appearing on Sunrise Daily on Channels TV on Monday. He noted... Continue Reading →

Alleged certificate forgery: Court shifts APC’s suit against Obaseki to November 18

Proceedings in the certificate forgery case against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been shifted to November 18, by the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The adjournment, which was at the instance of Obaseki, is to allow the court to resolve all pending motions relating to the suit. The action, filed by the... Continue Reading →

Court Convicts House Of Representatives Member For Lying Under Oath

A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela, has been found guilty by a magistrate court in Abuja for lying under oath while giving information to the Independent National Electoral Commission to enable him contest the 2019 election. The Federal Capital Territory Police had accused Mela, who represents Billiri/Balanga Federal Constituency in Gombe State... Continue Reading →

INEC announces date to introduce electronic voting in Nigeria’s elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood has disclosed that electronic voting might be introduced in Anambra governorship election come 2021. The Chairman of the electoral commission made this known during a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. Yakubu further stated that they are looking at... Continue Reading →

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