Constitution Review: Liberalizing the electoral process with Independent Candidature By Samson Itodo

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…

INEC Chairman Prof Yakubu Commends YIAGA on Elections Observation

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…

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…

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 Registers over 2m new voters

As the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise embarked upon by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earlier in April enters the second week of the second quarter, a total of 2, 092, 434 new registrants have so far been recorded, the commission said yesterday. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this while swearing in nine Resident…