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6,609,115 Lagosians Eligible To Vote In 2019, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said 6, 609, 115 residents were eligible to vote in the 2019 General Elections in the state. Mr. Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner disclosed this at a workshop on Lagos State Election Security Strategic Plan for 2019 Elections. The workshop was organised

INEC Bars Buhari, Atiku, Others From Campaigning Till Nov. 18

There should be no public campaigning by presidential candidates until November 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said yesterday. This is in line with the timelines given by the agency and the provisions of the Electoral Act, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said. He advised parties and their candidates to adhere

Oct 7 remains deadline for conduct of primaries, INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says October 7 remains the deadline for conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general election. Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Soyebi said the resolution was made at the

INEC Declares APC’s Gboyega Oyetola Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the Osun governorship election. INEC declared Oyetola the winner of the poll after the supplementary election held in seven polling units in the state on Thursday. Oyetola had trailed the candidate of

INEC: Why an electoral official tore result sheet in Osun

Segun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, has clarified the controversy surrounding the election result of Ayedaade local government area in the governorship election. One Mutiu Salawu, an official of the commission, had been assaulted by a mob for allegedly tearing election result at

INEC Sets Osun Governorship Election Rerun For September 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27th for Osun State governorship rerun. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes. However, due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling

#OsunDecides2018: Declare Fake Results And Go To Jail – INEC Warns

The Independent National Electoral Commission has warned politicians that announcing or publishing fake results in the Osun State governorship election is a criminal offence and punishable by a term of imprisonment. The INEC said the people should await “official results” to be uploaded on its platforms as declared by the election

INEC: Smartphones can be used at polling units but not inside voting cubicle

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not banned the use of smartphones around polling unit areas. The electoral body says the rule only comes into effect once a prospective voter enters the voting cubicle to cast his or her vote. Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, made

84.2 Million Registered To Vote In 2019, Says INEC

At least 84.2 million Nigerians are registered to vote in the 2019 general elections, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahood Yakubu, said this at a regular meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja on Thursday. According to Yakubu, 14.5 million Nigerians registered between April 27,

INEC Suspends Rivers Bye-Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the bye-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State. Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Rivers, who announced the suspension in a terse statement on Saturday night, cited widespread violence as reasons

2019: INEC Chairman, Yakubu speaks on ‘shifting’ election dates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it will not shift the date for the 2019 general elections. INEC’s Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure while addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. Yakubu said, “There are no conditions under which elections will be postponed under section

INEC Releases 2019 General Elections Notice In Lagos

As part of its preparations for the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State on Friday published the notice of elections at its state office, INEC Local Government offices, and state Registration Areas. INEC gave this directive in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Mr. Femi Akinbiyi.   “The

Osun 2018: INEC bars 23 political parties from taking part in governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has barred the 23 newly registered political parties from taking part in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun State. The Commission said the deadline for submission of candidates has passed. INEC also announced that all political parties could on Saturday begin holding party primaries

INEC To Feed Policemen With N6billion During 2019 Polls

Feeding of policemen during the 2019 polls will gulp N6bn, Punch Metro reports. This is contained in the budget for the polls presented to the House of Representatives by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Lawmakers have raised eyebrows over the figure and are asking the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, to defend

INEC announces two weeks extension to deadline for voters registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced an extension to the deadline for the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise by two weeks. With the new development, the ongoing voters registration exercise which was due to elapse on Friday, 17th August will now end on Friday, 31st August 2018. The exercise

INEC To Ban Phones During Osun Election

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission, in collaboration with security agents, will do everything to prevent vote-buying during the September 22 governorship election in the state. The REC, who said this in Osogbo on Thursday, at a meeting held with

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