Sam Olumekun

Officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attach the list of eligible voters on a wall during the Edo State governorship elections in Benin City, Midwestern Nigeria, on September 19, 2020. - Hundreds of thousand voters gathered at the polls in Edo State, Midwestern Nigeria to elect a new governor or re-elect the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second term, the first elections in Africa's most populous country amidst coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC CVR begins in Edo, Ondo

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in 397 centres of Edo and Ondo states, ahead of the state governorship election.
2 months ago
Edo State 2024 governorship aspirant on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Felix Ehiguese Akhabue a.k.a (JOEFEL)

Edo election: INEC announces final list of candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the final list of candidates for the Edo state governorship election. [ad] INEC made the list of the 17 Edo gubernatorial candidates public in
3 months ago
An Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official stand next to the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) at a Registration Area Centre in INEC Collation Centre in Kano, Nigeria on February 26, 2023, a day after Nigeria's presidential and general election. (Photo by KOLA SULAIMON / AFP)

2023 Poll: How INEC survived CBN’s currency swap, attacks, other challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday insisted that the 2023 poll was free and fair because it reflected the wishes of Nigerians.
5 months ago
A man hands his Permanent Voting Card (PVC) to an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official at a polling unit in Lagos on March 9, 2019. - Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria's 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Edo guber: Primaries must hold within the state, INEC tells parties

Ahead of primary elections by political parties for the September 21 governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged parties to ensure that primaries take place within
6 months ago
Ongoing by-election accreditation and voting exercise at Government Day Secondary School, Narayi polling unit. Photo:NAN

Rerun/Bye-elections: Voter apathy, violence mar polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday suspended the rerun and bye-elections in certain constituencies in the country following the outbreak of violence and other glaring irregularities that marred the exercise.
6 months ago