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INEC swears in new RECs for two states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday swore-in two new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), for Cross Rivers and Taraba. Those sworn in are Dr Alalibo Johnson from Bayelsa, and Dr Umar Gajiram from Borno. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the ceremony, said that Johnson would be deployed to Cross River to replace the former REC of the state, ...

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INEC collaborates with EFCC, others on Sokoto rereun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will collaborate with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other agencies to ensure transparency in the conduct of rerun elections in Sokoto State. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Abubakar Sadiq, stated this on Thursday at a stakeholders meeting preparatory to the election for four political seats scheduled on Jan. ...

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2023 Election: INEC considering electronic transfer of results

It has been gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering the use of electronic transfer of results in the 2023 elections, it was learnt at the weekend. Other options being considered according to sources include: a combination of manual and electronic techniques and the retention of manual technique. It was learnt that the electoral empire’s national commissioners ...

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Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Polls: Police, INEC trade blames for security lapses

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Police Force, on Friday blamed each other for security lapses that marred last year’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, insisted that security deployment in recent elections left much to be desired. He vowed that the Commission must adopt a different approach to election security, going ...

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“You must be fair, don’t give room for manipulation of elections”- Buhari tells INEC

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police not to give room for manipulation of the forthcoming rerun elections. A statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari spoke while meeting with Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, and other officials of the electoral body at the state house, on ...

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Alleged Double Registration: Gov Bello may be prosecuted after tenure- INEC official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday says that criminal case of double registration against the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello is still ongoing. According to Punch, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Voters Education and Information Committee, Festus Okoye, said the Kogi governor is currently shielded by the immunity clause which protects him against any form of prosecution. He ...

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INEC tasks stakeholders on solutions to electoral malpractices

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has tasked stakeholders on the need to ensure free and fair elections in the country. Mr Emeka Ononamadu, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Enugu State, stressed this need in Enugu at a stakeholders’ forum on the new electoral bill before the National Assembly. Ononamadu urged the stakeholders to identify challenges as well as ...

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We want power to withold certificates of candidates declared winner under duress- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it wants amendment of electoral laws to empower it to withhold certificates of return of candidates declared winners under duress. Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC information and voter education committee, said this at a workshop organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), in Abuja, The Cable reports. The commission had withheld ...

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Outstanding court-ordered rerun elections to be held on Jan 25 2020- INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says outstanding court-ordered rerun elections across in the country will be held on January 25, 2020,. The commission announced this yesterday in Abuja in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. The statement said the election petition tribunals constituted to try cases that arose from the 2019 ...

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INEC tasks traditional rulers on curbing vote-buying

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday urged traditional rulers to sensitise their subjects towards attitudinal change against vote buying and selling. Mr Adedeji Soyebi, Board Chairman, The Electoral Institute, the research arm of INEC made the call at a news conference on Kogi and Bayelsa election organised by NESSACTION, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Abuja. Soyebi said ...

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