ZAMFARA: INEC COMPLIES WITH SUPREME COURT DECISION, TO ISSUE CERTIFICATE OF RETURN MONDAY

…Declares PDP winner of polls Friday Olokor, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday complied with the judgment of the Supreme Court and declared the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party winners of the 2019 general election. The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists in Abuja that Certificates of Return would be given to the governor-elect, Deputy-governor-elect, three Senators and seven House of Representatives members-elect by 2pm on Monday.

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2019: INEC REVEALS WHY AGENTS OF SOME POLITICAL PARTIES WERE COMPROMISED

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday berated political parties for abandoning their agents during the 2019 General Elections. The electoral body said some of the agents had to compromise because they were hungry. Making this known, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Niger State, Prof. Sam Egwu, said the cost of democracy in Nigeria is too high. According to him: “Most political parties could not afford to even feed their agents during the 2019 General Elections.” Prof. Egwu said in Minna at the 2019 General Elections Report Presentation organised by…

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2 INEC OFFICIALS CHARGED TO COURT BY AGF OVER ELECTORAL FRAUD

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has charged two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission with electoral offences. They were said to have committed the offences during the last general elections in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. According to a statement on Monday by the minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Salihu Isah, the defendants were alleged to have “falsified results in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate against the All Progressives…

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OKOROCHA REVEALS THOSE WHO ARE AFTER HIM

How far have you gone in your bid to retrieve the Certificate of Return, which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refused to give you? I had written a letter to INEC informing the officials about their wrongdoings and illegal actions taken by INEC to withhold my certificate on mere allegation of [the returning declaring the result under] duress, which was unfounded and no committee was set up to investigate the matter. INEC, on its own, believed the reports by their returning officer without investigating the authenticity of such…

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I CHEW INEC COLLATION PAPERS OUT OF FEAR SAYS RIVERS COLLATION OFFICER

Sampson Itode, Port Harcourt An  Independent National Electoral Commission collation officer, Dr Felix Nte, on Wednesday told the commission of inquiry into the violence and killings that marred the February 23 and March 9 elections in Rivers State that he chewed INEC papers in fear following gunshots by security men. Nte, who served in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state during the polls, said he panicked and ran out of the collation centre. The INEC official, who was invited to testify as a witness on the alleged ‘militarisation’ of…

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WE CAN’T EXPOSE SENSITIVE MATERIALS USED IN 2019 ELECTIONS- INEC CHAIRMAN

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that despite its policy to be transparent, some of the materials used in the election are sensitive and cannot be exposed. The Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the 2019 Press Freedom Award, organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). Yakubu who was represented by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Festus Okoye, also cautioned against the dangers of fake news, and especially its destabilisation power…

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75 POLITICAL PARTIES PASS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON INEC CHAIRMAN, YAKUBU

Seventy five of the 91 registered political parties yesterday in Abuja passed a vote of confidence on the National Chairman INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, saying the 2019 general elections met the expectation of majority of Nigerians. Some of the parties were Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD), Labour Party (LP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP), Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD). Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Coalition for Change (C4C), KOWA Party, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) among others. The chairmen of the…

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INEC BOSS SPEAKS ON ELECTRONIC VOTING IN NEXT ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the adoption of electronic voting method in the country in the nearest future. An INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okey Ibeanu argued the country was not ripe for electronic voting because of the absence of “robust technical and physical infrastructure.” Prof Ibeanu noted that t there were key factors to be taken into consideration before e-voting could be adopted in the country, which he said, include stable power supply and the ability of electorate to conquer their “fundamental trust issues in the…

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PDP RAISES ALARM AS INEC REPLACES ITS SERVERS ACROSS THE NATION

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts Nigerians that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is now replacing all the servers in its Headquarters and offices in all states of the federation and Abuja, in a desperate bid to obliterate the actual Presidential election results transmitted from the polling centers across the nation. This is completely reprehensible and further exposes the culpability of 1NEC in the manipulation and rigging of the 2019 Presidential election. The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials of the Buhari Presidency…

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CONTROVERSY OVER 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: THE STORY OF INEC IT SERVER

•Facts •Fiction •Myth By Jide Ajani If there is anything, or a combination of things, that is fanning the embers of doubt about the credibility of the 2019 general elections, it is to be located in the response of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the petition of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. INEC boss, Prof Mahmood Yakubu Perhaps, whether owing to a lack of understanding of the letters and the spirit of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, or a lack of understanding…

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