INEC on Yakubu’s watch and beyond
By November 9, 2020, the tenure of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission) would have run full circle to mark the first constitutional five-year term prescribed for the post.
Why 74 political parties were deregistered - INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday deregistered 74 political parties from participating in subsequent elections in Nigeria. INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement at a press conference in Abuja. Yakubu said the parties failed to meet constitutional requirements that determine the continuous existence of political parties in the country. INEC said the…
Stakeholders urge violence-free guber polls in Bayelsa, Kogi States
Twenty-three days to the November 16 gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States, the Nigeria Police have identified imposition of candidates and flagrant disregard to electoral laws, as some of the main reasons for election violence in the country.
Buhari opposes admission of own bio-data at tribunal
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday objected to the admission of his Form CF001, which contained his personal data submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the February 23 presidential election.
We will ensure credible polls in Kogi, Bayelsa, says INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured voters in Bayelsa and Kogi states that the forthcoming gubernatorial elections will be free, fair and credible and will reflect the people’s choices.
2019 elections and the common good
Despite the apprehension and heightened expectations about the 2019 elections, a constant feature was that at the end of the day, there would...
UK, PDP condemn military as INEC suspends Rivers polls
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday suspended all electoral processes in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers until further notice.
2019 election budget ready in 7 days – INEC Chairman
Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said that the 2019 General Elections budget would be ready in seven days.