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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Secretary to Abia State Government, Pastor Ralph Egbu has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the judiciary to learn from the recent presidential election in Kenya in order to achieve credible and transparent election in Nigeria. Egbu, who also served as Commissioner...
Democracy is a marathon, and Kenya just delivered one of the most decisive victories for African democracy in recent history. Marathons are, after all, our thing.   In a 4-2 decision, the Supreme Court determined that the recently concluded presidential election “was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution and … is invalid”. In practical...
AHEAD of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, the National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie has told the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct the election with an upgraded voters card reader. Anambra Political contenders This is just as Chief Osita Chidoka , the governorship candidate of...
About 137,000 Permanent Voters Cards have not been collected in Niger state according to the state State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Sam Eku. Prof Eku who revealed this during a meeting with stakeholders at the INEC office in Minna, the state capital, urged the stakeholders to create awareness on the importance of the PVCs. The...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 2.3 million persons in its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the first and second quarter of 2017. The Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy visit to the office Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) in...
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has commended the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) for its tremendous effort towards promotion of Transparency and citizens’ participation through election observation and recommendations towards a better electoral system in Nigeria. Professor Yakubu revealed that he is pleased and impressed with...
#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...
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...
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...
Barely three months to the Anambra state governorship election, billed for November 18, the political terrain has once again been electrified. At the moment in the state, the major political parties – the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA); Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and the United Peoples Party (UPP) have all...
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