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Anambra 2017: Is free and fair election possible? ON By Tonnie Iredia At the end of an election in Nigeria, one loser or the other begins a long drawn-out legal battle to fault the victory of the winner. Quite often many people blame the petitioner for exhibiting what is generally regarded as a bad loser...
After strenuous campaigns and intense politicking ahead of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, some political parties have finally conducted their primaries, a development that narrowed the long list of aspirants. We look at the “chosen ones” in this report and their chances for the coveted seat. Willie Obiano (APGA) Chief Willie Obiano,...
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...
Oluchukwu Ajulufo, a journalist, has emerged the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra. Mrs. Ajulufo was nominated by affirmative action and unanimous votes of the 64-member delegate at the primary election of the LP in Awka on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mrs....
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 November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra state draws near, legal practitioners from the state have asked the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to check the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to ensure a hitch-free election in the state. The lawyers, in a...
The Nigerian National Assembly recently passed the independent candidature bill in the ongoing constitutional amendment. This is coming on the heels of avalanche of reports on electoral reforms recommending the introduction of independent candidacy into Nigeria’s electoral system. Without doubt, there is broad national consensus on the need for Nigeria to join the comity of...
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has reiterated the need for an all-inclusive and gender balance political space to encourage women participation in the electoral process. Mahmood made the call yesterday when he received the United Nations (UN) Women Country Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms. Comfort Lamptey, at...
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...
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