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…

2019 Elections: 547 days to go!

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the countdown to the February 16, 2019, presidential and National Assembly elections, saying it has now exactly 547 days to the general election. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who gave an update on the preparations for the poll during the swearing in of the…

INEC inaugurates committee on e-voting system

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated a 20-member Inter-Agency Technical Committee to assess a newly-developed e-voting system. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Thursday in Abuja. The e-voting machine was developed by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure…

INEC Receives Petition For Recall Of Kano House Of Assembly Member, Abubakar Kuki

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a petition for the recall of Mr. Abubakar Galadima Kuki, the representative of Bebeji Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly. This was revealed in a statement signed by INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Mr. Adeddeji S. Soyebi. According to the electoral body, the…

Citizen Observation as a Panacea to Credible Polls – Moshood Isah

The importance of citizens especially youths to democratic advancement cannot be overruled thus youth participation in ensuring transparent governance is an obligation. In this vein, election, the fulcrum of democracy, has to be taken seriously by the authorities and the citizens who are always at the receiving end of consequences emanating from political choices. Close…