Youth President: Between fantasy and reality
The #EndSARS movement birthed many sub-movements generally calling for an end to bad governance and maladministration in the country and eventually led to the call...
2023: Imperatives of a strong INEC
Between 1999 to 2007 and again between 2015 and 2019, the experiences of Nigerians with democracy has defied the faith that it can bring about political transition and leadership turnover without violence
‘Blame politicians, not judiciary for perversion of electoral process’
I will not say that we dropped the ball as a country, or specifically, the commission. I will say that 2015 election, as you described it, was a watershed.
I’ve no plan to install a successor in 2023, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says he has no plan whatsoever to groom a successor for the 2023 presidential election. The president stated this while reacting to one of the requests made by the members of progressives in academics, who visited him at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.
RugaWatch: Buhari’s presidency and perception management
I was in the nation’s capital, my organic beat the other day where the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu did what most public officers, especially in the eye of some storm, hardly do: listening to the media on performance evaluation of their critical assignment or mandate. The national election…
CODER, others call for celebration of 20 years of democratic rule
Despite some shortcomings recorded during the conduct of the 2019 general elections held on February 23 and March 9 respectively, the Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the swearing-in of elected officials scheduled to hold on May 29 to also celebrate 20 years of uninterrupted…
The low turnout problem
Democracy is often a series of new problems to solve. One such new-ish problem that really became acute in this electoral cycle is that of low turnouts.
I am confident of victory, all hope not lost – Atiku
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that all hope is not lost, in spite of the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Saturday’s election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atiku in an earlier statement on…
INEC official, four others killed in Rivers, Taraba
An attempt to snatch and swap results sheets of the Presidential and National Assembly elections has claimed the life of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) personnel in Rivers State. The Guardian learnt that men in Army uniform stormed the collation centre at Buguma and snatched the result sheets. In their bid to escape from the…