Canvassing women in politics as sustaianable path to development
Between 1999, the year of return to democracy and the last election held in 2019, the highest number of women representation recorded in the Senate was nine out of 109. This was in 2007.
Court dismisses INEC’s appeal against SDP’s Akpoti
An Abuja Court of Appeal has dismissed the case filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) challenging the inclusion of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party
APC's Yahaya Bello elected Kogi governor for second term
The Kogi State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar announced the result at the INEC office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. APC's Bello won 12 local…
Violence, ballot box snatching, vote buying hallmark guber polls in Kogi, Bayelsa
Bookmakers were, yesterday, proven right, when shootings, widespread violence and electoral malpractice took centre stage as Bayelsa and Kogi states went to the polls to elect new governors, and a senator.
SDP candidate Akpoti accuses Yahaya Bello of disrupting election with thugs
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Natasha Akpoti has accused the governor of Kogi State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using thugs to disrupt the governorship election. "It is unfortunate that the government at hand, with due respect to the APC candidate, Yahaya Bello, has decided to take…
Nov 16 date sacrosanct for Kogi poll, says INEC
• Bello warns opposition over rigging The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has foreclosed the postponement of the Kogi State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019. Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this yesterday in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja. This was in reaction to the…
Akpoti’s disqualification: INEC weighs options, may appeal judgment
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it might appeal to the Abuja Federal High Court ruling, which ordered the Commission to restore Mrs. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as a candidate in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
Aftermath of court victory, SDP candidate, Natasha Akpoti pushes poll postponement
Kogi State governorship election is about to face the prospect of yet another postponement in the life of the current electoral umpires. If the statement of the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)...
Kogi polls: Disqualification of SDP candidate, Natasha Akpoti raises legal puzzles
The Kogi State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are presently locked in a legal battle over the decision...
NCWS rallies SDP as ADC seeks improved Kogi politics
Ahead of Kogi State gubernatorial election scheduled to hold on November 16, some stakeholders have expressed interest to join force with African Democratic Congress (ADC) to oust the ruling All Progressives...
I will reclaim my stolen mandate, says Natasha Akpoti
Ahead of the Kogi State governorship election scheduled for November 16, some women from across the state, particularly Kogi Central senatorial district, have declared support for Natasha Akpoti. Akpoti contested for the seat under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last National Assembly elections, but lost to the candidate of…