WHY INEC MAY NEVER UPDATE ITS TOTAL VOTES TALLY ON IMO: ACCREDITED VOTERS DONE AT ELECTION LOWER THAN TOTAL VOTES SUPREME COURT CLAIMED WERE CAST

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may not release another tally of votes from the Imo state governorship election despite a supreme court verdict, TheCable understands. The apex court had on Tuesday nullified the outcome of the election as announced by INEC thereby invalidating the earlier tally announced by the commission. However, a top official of the commission tells TheCable the electoral umpire has no basis to release another tally as the supreme court did not direct it to do so. THE ‘MISSING’ VOTES In a unanimous decision on Tuesday,…

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DOUBLE REGISTRATION: INEC TO PROSECUTE BELLO AFTER TENURE

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, said it has not abandoned the criminal case of double registration against the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. 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 disclosed that the issue of the double registration will be reopened at the expiration of the governor’s immunity at the end of his tenure of office. Recall that…

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ABUJA COURT SACKS SENATOR IFEANYI UBAH OVER CERTIFICATE FORGERY DIRECTS INEC TO ISSUE CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO UZOH

Exclusive: Court Disqualifies Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, Orders INEC To Issue Certificate Of Return To Obinna Uzoh (Photos) Justice Bello Kawu of the Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue the certificate of return to Barrister Dr. Obinna Uzoh, as the Senator-Elect for Anambra South Senatorial District. Justice Bello Kawu made this order in his judgement on the suit filed by Obinna Uzoh, which claimed that the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, presented a forged National Examination…

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Sola Shittu, Benin Edo State House of Assembly on Monday wrote the Independent National Electoral Commission, calling for fresh elections in the constituencies of 14  members whose seats were declared vacant last week. This is coming on the heels of a contempt suit filed by Mr Anselm Ojezua against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; and the party’s new chairman in the state, Col. David Imuse. The Speaker of the House, Mr Frank Okiye, in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, said, “We have written to INEC already,…

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OSUN REC NOMINEE REJECTED FOR CLAIMING TO BE APC BONAFIDE MEMBER

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate on Wednesday,  rejected the nomination of Mr. Raheem Muideen, as the Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Osun State. There was a mild drama at the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday when the Osun State Commissioner nominee for the agency, Raheem Muideen, admitted that he remained a member of the All Progressives Congress. Muideen had created a scene while being screened by the  Senate Committee on INEC on November 5 when he confirmed being a member of the All Progressives Congress. Presenting the report…

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INEC PROBES POLITICAL PARTIES’ PRESENCE IN ABUJA

INEC probes political parties Onyekachi Eze …verifies operations, accounts, membership, others PDP advocates e-voting for conduct of elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started verification of the presence of the 92 registered political parties in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It was feared that the exercise might be the process of deregistering some of political parties that have failed to meet the requirements. Nigeria at the moment has 92 political parties, which most Nigerians said make the electoral process too unwieldy. New Telegraph gathered that INEC has…

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given reasons it refused to cancel the results of the just concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. INEC’s National Commissioner of Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, explained that the Commission failed to void results of the just concluded governorship elections because no law in Nigeria empowered it to cancel an election. Okoye made the disclosure during an interactive session with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room organized in Abuja, on Wednesday, aimed at reviewing some lapses observed in the…

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INEC SAYS SMART CARD READERS HAVE OUTLIVE THEIR USEFULNESS

Eric Ikhilae, Abuja   INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday came hard on the judiciary and politicians, blaming them for the nation’s electoral woes. The agency also said the smart card reader, whose introduction into the electoral system in 2015, is seen as a game changer, has outlived its usefulness. INEC National Commissioners Festus Okoye and Haruna Mohammed gave the agency’s position on these issues at the Nigeria Civil Societies Situation Room (NCSSR)’s review of the Kogi and Bayelsa  states governorship elections in Abuja yesterday. In response to the…

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INEC SEES NO EVIL, HEARS NO EVIL ON ELECTION DAYS

Imdependent National Electoral Commission By Emmanuel Aziken The murder of Nigeria’s electoral conscience did not start when Mrs. Salome Abuh was locked inside her home and burnt alive because of her opposition to a second term for Governor Yahaya Bello. It also did not start with those policemen who flew the helicopters that threw teargas canisters to disperse voters who believed that they were supposed to come out to vote. Or with the policemen who surrendered their authority to “fake policemen” who reigned terror on the citizenry in Kogi and…

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INEC FIXES DATE FOR KOGI SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION BETWEEN SMART ADEYEMI AND DINO MELAIYE

PRESS RELEASE INEC met today 21st November 2019 and fixed 30th Nov 2019 for the conduct of Supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi west Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency respectively… https://twitter.com/inecnigeria/status/1197575547150311424?s=19  

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