Ekiti poll: REC alleges threat to life
The resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, Professor Abdulganiyu Raji, on Thursday alleged a threat to his life by unknown persons. The INEC boss, who spoke at a stakeholders forum held in Ado-Ekiti ahead of the July 14 governorship election in the state, said he had been receiving strange calls from people threatening him if…
Lawmakers change position, kick against reframed election sequence bill
Lawmakers at the Senate plenary yesterday kicked against the newly reframed election sequence bill to pass second reading. Unlike the first election sequence bill rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, this new bill seeks to reorder the election with Governorship/State Houses of Assembly elections coming first, followed by the National Assembly election with Presidential election coming last.…
Governor Ortom and his little Davids
Poor Samuel Ortom. Still there is no respite for this beleaguered governor of the embattled Benue State. Sitting perilously in the eye of the storm, or much worse, on the horns of a dilemma...
APC, INEC reject Yakassai’s claim on 2015 elections
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have rejected the claim by the elder statesman and politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, that the 2015 general election was massively rigged in the north.
2019: Odds in Buhari’s favour
The declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to be rewarded with another four years from 2019 has provided fresh opportunities for stakeholders to engage the next elections...
Weekly political notes
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, explained why he declared his intentions to run for second term during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, on Monday.
Ekiti 2018: Security agencies warn parties against subverting peace
Less than 48 hours to the lifting of ban on political campaign by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), heads of security agencies in Ekiti State have warned political parties taking part in this years governorship election not to subvert the peace being enjoyed by the people.
HURIWA condemns INEC’s decision on electronic voting
A pro-democracy and non-governmental organization, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA), has condemned the Professor Yakubu Mohmood – led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ruling out the use of electronic voting in the 2019 general election. The group said the decision was ill-advised and is meant to provide ample opportunities for politicians who…
How Nigerians hastened my declaration - Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has clarified his Monday’s declaration of intention to run for another term in office on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP accuses APC, INEC of plots to rig Ekiti guber poll
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plotting to rig the Ekiti State governorship election. National chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus...