INEC suspends Rivers State bye-election over violence

INEC suspends Rivers State bye-election over violence

The Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State. Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday night, cited widespread violence as reasons for the suspension. The bye-election was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission to fill the vacancy left by former state Assemblyman, Mr Victor Ihunwo, now Chairman,…

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INEC releases notice of 2019 elections [See dates]

INEC releases notice of 2019 elections [See dates]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released the notice of activities for the 2019 general elections. Mrs Ndidi Okafor, Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Gender and Civil Society Liaison of INEC, FCT told NAN that the notice was in accordance with section 30 of the Electoral Act 2010. According to the notice, collection of nomination forms for national and state elections by political parties is fixed between Aug 17 and Aug. 24….

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OF DRIBBLERS AND THE DRIBBLED

OF DRIBBLERS AND THE DRIBBLED

Election is again knocking around. In the past few weeks, we have borne witness to the most galling manifestation of abject want of principle from the masters who straddle our national destiny. They have shown in unpretentious ways that it is not about the country. Every man of them is dashing, with unprincipled desperation, to where his bread would be buttered. It is, after all, a game of interest. These politicians are not betraying this…

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We’ve deployed over 1,000 police operatives for Obudu bye-election – Cross River CP

We’ve deployed over 1,000 police operatives for Obudu bye-election – Cross River CP

The Police in Cross River State have deployed over 1,000 police men and women to Obudu local government area of the state to maintain peace and order during the August 11 2018 bye-election in the area. Four political parties, African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fielding candidates for the election. The bye-election came as a result of the vacancy created in the…

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British Government mocks Nigeria over vote-buying in Ekiti

British Government mocks Nigeria over vote-buying in Ekiti

The British Government has frowned at the alleged vote-buying, which marred the recent Ekiti State governorship election. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, described vote-buying as a form of electoral misconduct like rigging and ballot stuffing. He stated this while addressing journalists shortly after a meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in Abuja on Friday. He said, “I was there in Ekiti to monitor elections and…

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Ekiti: Police intimidation worrisome – Fayose cries out

Ekiti: Police intimidation worrisome – Fayose cries out

Gov. Ayo Fayose has again raised the alarm that police intimidation of himself, his family, and Ekiti workers has continued unabated days after the Saturday, July 14th governorship election. According to a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the Governor said that the police had kept a permanent surveillance over the Government House. They continue to fly helicopters over the Government House and Governor’s Office in a way that compromises the…

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Ekiti election: Apostle Suleman fires back at presidency over failed prophecy

Ekiti election: Apostle Suleman fires back at presidency over failed prophecy

Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministries, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Onochie for attacking him over the outcome of the Ekiti State governorship election. Suleiman said Onochie was dragging the Presidency “into the gutters. ” In a prophecy, Apostle Suleiman had said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would emerge winner of the just concluded Ekiti State election. But, the reverse was the case as the All Progressives…

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Ekiti election: I’m not dead – Opeyemi Bamidele speaks out

Ekiti election: I’m not dead – Opeyemi Bamidele speaks out

The Director-General of the Kayode Fayemi campaign council, Opeyemi Bamidele , has called on the public to disregard the rumour making the rounds that he had died in the London Hospital. Bamidele has been in the hospital receiving medical care for the past six weeks. The former lawmaker said the rumour was targeted at botching the ecstasy of victory recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate in Saturday’s election, Dr Kayode Fayemi and…

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Ekiti guber: Fayose’s allegations baseless, untrue – INEC

Ekiti guber: Fayose’s allegations baseless, untrue – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to Governor Ayodele Fayose’s allegation that it has conspired to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State. Eastern Reporter recalls that Fayose had on Monday raised the alarm over alleged plots to by an INEC National Commissioner and two other officials at the commission’s headquarters to rig the election in favour of APC and its candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi. However, the commission in a statement by…

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Fayose wasn’t favoured during Ekiti primary, we stood our ground – PDP

Fayose wasn’t favoured during Ekiti primary, we stood our ground – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed speculations that Governor Ayo Fayose was favoured during the Ekiti primary that produced his deputy Prof. Kolapo Olusola as candidate for the governorship election. PDP Deputy National Secretary, Emmanuel Agboh, said this in Abuja on Wednesday in a meeting with the party’s aspirants for the Osun gubernatorial poll. His words: “We urge all of you to engage in meaningful discussion and if you are unable to harmonize, the…

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