YIAGA Urges INEC to Sustain Decentralized Voters Registration

#WatchingTheVote team under the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sustain the gains of the decentralized Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in Anambra across the country to give citizens equal opportunity to be registered. While ensuring a common ground for all eligible citizens by…

INEC Advocates Alternative Disputes Measure In Electoral Litigation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) to identify strategies that will reduce violence and litigations in the country’s electoral process. Chairman of the Commission, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, made the call yesterday when the Council of ICMC, led by its President, Barrister Emeka Obegolu, paid him…

Anambra Poll: INEC advises parties to follow guidelines for primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties to follow electoral guidelines and party principles in the conduct of their primaries for the Anambra Governorship election scheduled for Nov. 28. Prof. Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Elections and Party Monitoring Committee, gave the advice in an interview with the Newsmen on…

INEC Receives Petition For Recall Of Kano House Of Assembly Member, Abubakar Kuki

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a petition for the recall of Mr. Abubakar Galadima Kuki, the representative of Bebeji Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly. This was revealed in a statement signed by INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Mr. Adeddeji S. Soyebi. According to the electoral body, the…

Citizen Observation as a Panacea to Credible Polls – Moshood Isah

The importance of citizens especially youths to democratic advancement cannot be overruled thus youth participation in ensuring transparent governance is an obligation. In this vein, election, the fulcrum of democracy, has to be taken seriously by the authorities and the citizens who are always at the receiving end of consequences emanating from political choices. Close…