INEC declares elections in Abuja inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kuje Area Council chairmanship and councillorship elections inconclusive. INEC’s Returning Officer for the council, Zainab Gbefwi, told newsmen that the election was declared inconclusive due to electoral violence in Rubochi. Gbefwi said that because of the violence, the elections in Rubochi ward and some polling units in Kwaku and Kabi, where Card Readers were not fully used had to be canceled. She added that INEC materials were destroyed and some ad hoc staff injured in the course of the violence that…

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Lagos Decides: INEC hands over 8 ad-hoc staff to police over missing electoral materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ifako-Ijaye, Lagos State, on Sunday referred eight ad hoc workers of the commission to the police over the alleged disappearance of zip pad memory cards in the polling unit. Mr. Joshua Adelusi, the Electoral Officer, Ifako-Ijaye, explained that zip pad is one of the tools for conducting elections at the polling units. He announced to newsmen on Sunday that the missing eight memory cards were for eight wards out of 11 wards in the local government, NAN reports. “These zip pads were 11…

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INEC announces winner of two House of Assembly seats in Lagos Island

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winners of Lagos Island House of Assembly Constituencies 1 and 2 in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the results were declared at the INEC office in Lagos Island at about 3.40 a.m. Prof. Olaniyi Okedele of the University of Lagos, the Returning Officer for the Lagos Island House of Assembly Constituency 1, said that a total number of 21,237 votes were cast in the election, with 914 void votes…

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INEC, military colluding with APC to release fake results – Dickson alleges

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has accused the military and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials of colluding with a former governor of the state to produce fake results in the state House of Assembly election. Dickson made the accusation while speaking with journalists shortly after casting his vote in his home town, Toru Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state. Dickson accused security agencies deployed to the state of planning to intimidate voters. He stressed that the APC was resorting to electoral malpractices because it lacked the support…

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Tribunal Orders INEC To Allow PDP, Atiku Access All Electoral Materials

The panel on Wednesday heard the ex-parte motion filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, seeking an order granting them access to inspect the electoral materials used for the February 23 polls. Atiku filed an ex-parte motion at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, asking for various orders of the court to allow him to access all documents used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the presidential election. The ex-parte motion prayed for an order compelling INEC to allow them…

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Tribunal orders INEC to allow Atiku, PDP to inspect election materials

ABUJA – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to surrender all the Election Materials used for the February 23 presidential election, for inspection. The tribunal, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justice led by Justice Abdul Aboki, directed the electoral body to grant the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, access to the materials. However, the panel declined to allow Atiku and PDP to conduct forensic analysis on any of the…

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PDP’s letter to INEC detailing ‘manipulation’ of presidential election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday released the letter of protest over 2019 Presidential Election, it’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In the letter made available, PDP insisted that the presidential election was manipulated in favor of the ruling party. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner, having polled 15,191,847 votes as against PDP’s Atiku Abubakar’s 11,262,978 votes with a victory margin of 3,928,869 votes The PDP letter to INEC below:…

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INEC Threatens To Cancel Election Results Without Card Readers

Worried by the large-scale irregularities that characterised the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections in Niger State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state has warned that any community that refuses to allow the use of smart card readers during the next Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly polls would have the results of the affected area canceled. INEC said the non-use of the smart card readers contravenes the Electoral Act, insisting that the smart card readers were an integral part of the electoral process and therefore…

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Nigeria elections: What INEC must do with card readers – Bauchi voters

Ahead of the March 9 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, voters in Bauchi have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that its smart card readers function effectively. They made the call in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday against the backdrop of several incidents when the card readers malfunctioned in polling units across the country. A voter, Malam Aliyu Manga, decried the failure of the gadget in the just concluded presidential and national assembly polls when it was his turn to…

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Dele Momodu advises Atiku to congratulate Buhari || @delemomodu

Dele Momodu, the publisher of Ovation Magazine and one of the supporters of the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has advised Abubakar to concede defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari. Momodu, a social media influencer, gave the advice via his Twitter handle @DeleMomodu. He apparently based his suggestion on the results of the states released so far by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Momodu said he was aware Abubakar would consult widely with party leadership, family members and associates both home and abroad, advising that the path of peace…

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