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Tag Archives: REC

By-Elections: INEC meets RECs to evaluate situation across Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has planned to hold meeting with its Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). The reason is to evaluate the situation across states and constituencies where bye-elections have been scheduled for Oct. 31. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the meeting was in ...

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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 ready for Kogi West/Ajaokuta Constituency re-run elections- REC

Prof. James Apam, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi has given tge assurance  that the commission is ready for Kogi West Senatorial and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary elections slated for Saturday. Apam, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Lokoja at a Stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC for the two Supplementary Elections said funding and logistics for the elections had ...

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CAN describes Kwara REC as a role model in election conduct

The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kwara have declared the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami, as a role model in election conduct. The CAN chairman, Prof Timothy Opoola, made the declaration on Thursday when he led members of the association’s executive on a courtesy visit to Attahiru-Madami in his office, on ...

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Kogi Guber: State REC favouring APC, he should be removed- IPAC, CNPP

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Kogi have accused the state Resdent Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. James Apam of bias, saying that he should be removed immediately The state leaderships of the two groups made the call on Thursday in Lokoja during a joint press conference attended by virtually all chairmen ...

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“Why your resignation is not acceptable,” INEC tells ex-Cross River’s REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the process in which the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr Frankland Briyai, resigned to join partisan politics, is unacceptable. The commission, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, quoted INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, as making the clarification. Okoye ...

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Bayelsa 2019: We are yet to receive resignation letter of Cross River REC- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not received resignation letter from its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Dr Frankland Briyai. The commission in statement issued by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja said it was not also aware that Briyai had tendered his resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari. ...

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Kwara 2019: Politicians offered me money to compromise- REC

Malam Garba Madami, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara on Monday said that he resisted money offered by politicians to compromise the just concluded 2019 general elections in the state. Madami, who hails from Gurara Local Government Area, of the state made this known to newsmen after his daughter’s wedding in Minna. “There was pressure by politicians who offered me ...

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70 political parties reject APC’s call for removal of REC

No fewer than 70 political parties in Enugu state on Thursday rejected the call for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu. Chief Afam Ani, the Public Relations Officer of the group, said this at a press conference in Enugu, adding that the parties passed a vote of confidence on the REC. He ...

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INEC transfers Ekiti REC, says no sinister motive behind action

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti state, Prof. Abdulganiyu Raji has been moved to Ogun. This is coming barely 20 days to the 2019 general elections. The State Administrative Secretary, Dr Omoleke Muslim, has taken over on acting capacity. The Public Affairs Officer of INEC in the state, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin, told journalists that there was no external ...

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