INEC SET TO ADOPT NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR ELECTIONS, MAY DUMP CARD READERS

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it was reviewing its adopted technologies for elections, with the view of introducing new ones… The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it was reviewing its adopted technologies for elections, with the view of introducing new ones to improve conduct of the elections ahead of 2023. The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity Department (VEP), Mr Nick Dazang, disclosed this at a workshop for the department on the “Review of National Voter Education Manual” held in Keffi, Nasarawa…

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ZAMFARA BYE ELECTION: MISSING INEC STAFF FOUND

The ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission who was earlier declared missing during the Saturday bye-election in Bakura State Constituency in Zamfara State has been found. INEC Director (Voter Education and Publicity), Nick Dazang, confirmed this to journalists in Abuja on Monday. He said, “I am exceedingly glad to report that the Administrative Secretary, Zamfara, Garba Lawal, just informed me that our ad hoc staff who went missing had been found, hale and hearty. “According to him, they had run for their dear lives and in the…

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2023: APC POWER BLOCS BATTLE TO TAKE OVER INEC THROUGH COMMISSIONERS

With less than three years to the 2023 presidential election, some political power blocs within the ruling All Progressive Congress are currently in a fierce battle to choose their loyalists as chairman and commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, findings by SaharaReporters has revealed. Investigations showed that three influential power blocs in the APC were currently strategising for the 2023 general election, each trying to outsmart others to have their own INEC nominees’ team endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and thereafter to effectively seize control of the commission using…

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INEC FIXES DATE FOR OUTSTANDING BYE-ELECTIONS IN 11 STATES

All the 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States in Nigeria would be conducted on Saturday December 5 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said. The commission also appealed for the cooperation of voters and stakeholders in the states with pending bye-elections in its efforts to deliver credible elections under a safe environment. INEC National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, made the announcement in a statement issued after its meeting which held in Abuja on Friday. The meeting, among other things, reviewed the outcome of…

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INEC SET TO USE ELECTRONIC VOTING IN ANAMBRA GUBER ELECTION

Electronic Voting May Be Introduced For Anambra Election Next Year, Says INEC Chairman The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says electronic voting might be introduced in the Anambra State election come 2021. This was disclosed by Chairman of the Electoral body, Professor Mahmood Yakubu after a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. After a closed door session with the legislators, Professor Yakubu said the electoral umpire is looking at better ways to conduct free and fair elections in the country. At an earlier meeting with…

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APPREHENSION AS INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU’S TENURE EXPIRES NOVEMBER 9

Chuks Okocha in Abuja Who becomes the next chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the tenure of the incumbent, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expires on November 9? This is one of the raging questions being asked by analysts and INEC officials as uncertainty beclouds the succession process. Although Yakubu is eligible for reappointment, THISDAY learnt at the weekend from sources in the commission that his body language showed that he is lukewarm about retaining the job. However, THISDAY gathered that some national commissioners are keen on stepping into…

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BUHARI UNDER PRESSURE OVER 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2023 election timetable an­nounced by Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman, Inde­pendent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, has begun to generate serious controver­sies across all sectors, particularly in political and economic segments. The economic implications of the pronouncement have been of great concern, considering the current po­sition of the economy which is on the precipice. President Muhammadu too is said to be under pressure over the announcement as it came to him suddenly. Political analysts are wor­ried that the timetable could heighten the tempo of poli­ticking, backroom dealing and horse-trading…

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INEC RELEASES DATE FOR 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the next presidential election will hold on the second Saturday of February 2023. It also called for laws to allow electronic voting, stricter punishment and special court for electoral offences ahead of 2023. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement in Abuja on Thursday at the inauguration of the Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution at the House of Representatives. Yakubu, in his goodwill message, said Nigeria was 855 days away from the 2023…

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IS MAHMOOD YAKUBU SET TO BE DROPPED AS INEC CHAIRMAN? BUHARI LEAVES OUT HIS NAME IN LIST SENT TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman. ISMAIL MUDASHIR, ABDULLATEEF SALAU, ABBAS JIMOH, SAAWUA TERZUNGWE, MUIDEEN OLANIYI (ABUJA) &       VICTOR SOROKWU (ASABA) The fate of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is hanging in the balance following the exclusion of his name in President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the Senate for confirmation of commissioners of the electoral body. Yakubu’s name was conspicuously missing on the president’s letter to the Senate seeking the confirmation of four persons as national commissioners of the commission. The letter, dated…

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ANXIETY IN INEC OVER NEW POSTINGS FOR EDO AND ONDO GUBER ELECTIONS

…Use of card readers for authentication affected …Distribution of election materials may be strained …Politicians hijack nominees for Supervising Presiding Officers, SPOs …No threat to polls, allegations misleading, mischievous – INEC INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu By Charles Kumolu & Clifford Ndujihe BARRING last-minute change of plans before tomorrow’s meeting, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is in a quandary over next week’s governorship election in Edo State, as national commissioners jostle to be in the good books of the re-appointing authorities in what observers feared will affect the credibility…

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