INEC, security agencies, CSOs back electoral offences commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), yesterday, backed the establishment of the National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC). The stakeholders spoke during a public hearing on the bill for the establishment of the commission co-sponsored by Senators Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno) and Ovie Oma-Agege. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,…

2019 poll: INEC seeks electoral offences tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the National Assembly and other stakeholders to expedite action on the bill to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission/Tribunal ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Commission also disclosed that it recorded 1,080 cases of electoral offences during the 2015 general elections and subsequent bye-elections. INEC chairman,…

Fact check on underage voting in Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has absolved the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission from allegations of gross underage voting in the last local government election in the state. Recall that the national chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, set up a special panel to investigate the allegations of electoral malpractice in the state. The chairman…