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The Senate has commenced moves to make it mandatory for those seeking elective positions to participate in pre-election debates. The moves by the Senate followed the presentation of a bill by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari (APC- Oyo North) which was read for the second time. The upper legislative chamber referred the bill to the Committee on...
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The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Ondo State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has implored all major Voter Education and Publicity stakeholders in the forthcoming governorship election in the state to deploy sustainable and effective strategies that would lead to very high voter turnout and ensure a drastic reduction in incidences of violence. The REC made the...
Edo Election: Mr Godwin Obaseki, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo, said he was satisfied with the conduct of the exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Obaseki told newsmen after voting in his Unit 19, Ward 4, Benin, at about 10.30 a.m. that he was particularly impressed with...
Why are elections such a big deal? Why do they matter so much? Why do governments, political actors, civil society organizations, media, citizens and other critical stakeholders invest so much in the conduct of elections? Elections are important for a variety of reasons. Far from being “just another civic exercise” conducted periodically, they provide a...
The police on Tuesday embarked on a show of force around Benin City, the Edo State capital, as a way of deterring trouble makers. But the activity resulted in the delay in the distribution of electoral materials, following the late arrival of some of the personnel who were supposed to be involved in monitoring the...
As campaigns for the much-awaited governorship election in Edo State wind down, the two major contenders, the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progress Congress, have engaged themselves in a war of words to win sympathies and advantage. While the postponement of the election from September 10 to September 28 has whittled down campaigns zeal...
Public offices in Edo were shut on Tuesday as workers observed the two-day public holiday declared by the state government ahead of Wednesday’s governorship election in the state. The government on Saturday declared Tuesday and Wednesday as holidays to enable workers in the state to travel to areas where they registered as voters during election....
Less than 24 hours to Wednesday’s gubernatorial election in Edo, many journalists who had arrived the state for coverage of the exercise were yet to be accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Many of the journalists besieged the commission’s headquarters in the state at Ikpoba Hill as early as 7 a.m. on Tuesday...
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