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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC: 55 party chairmen fault PDP’s call for Mahmood Yakubu’s resignation

A major crack in the opposition political parties in the country appeared Sunday, as 55 national chairmen of political parties kicked against the call by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, should resign his position.

Parties’ chairmen disagree with PDP over card readers

The Forum of Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties on Sunda disagreed with the Peoples Democratic Party over its recent position on the efficacy of the Smart Card Readers for elections.
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Bayelsa/Kogi guber: YIAGA AFRICA trains 1, 077 observers

As the governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States fast approaches, an election observer, YIAGA AFRICA, yesterday, disclosed training of 1, 077 citizen observers.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: How card readers made it possible for me to be president

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved his experiences following his serial contest for the seat of the president, noting that his prayers were answered through the use of card readers for the 2015 elections.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa government buries victims of electoral violence

The Bayelsa State Government on Friday buried the late Government House photographer, Reginald Dei and Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Seidougha Taribi, who were reportedly killed by soldiers during the last elections in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Sokoto Reps member Abdulsamad Dasuki gets court order to inspect election materials

The Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto State has granted Rep. Abdulsamad Dasuki leave to inspect election materials used for Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency in the March 9 poll.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole: INEC worked against us in 2019 elections

Adams Oshiomole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked against his party in the just-concluded general election.
Vote Buying

Report: Violence, vote buying marred polls in South-East

A joint report released by Women Aids Collective (WACOL) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) indicated that violence, intimidation by thugs and vote buying marred the just concluded general elections in the South East.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Plateau supplementary election peaceful, fair, orderly – observers

The Coalition of Domestic Observers in Plateau for the 2019 general elections has described the just-concluded supplementary election in the state as “peaceful, fair and orderly.”
Vote Buying

CDD: It’s unfortunate that no one has been punished for vote buying

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says it is unfortunate that no has been made to face the law over vote buying.
Daniel Onjeh

Benue elections: Ex-NANS president weeps as INEC declares Governor Ortom winner of governorship poll

Former President of National Association of Nigerian Students, Daniel Onjeh, on Sunday burst into tears after the INEC declared Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue winner of the 2019 governorship election.

Borno elections: Mohammed Abba-Aji, Bukar Shuwa head to tribunal

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Borno Central Senatorial District in the February 23rd senatorial election in Borno state, Alhaji Mohammed Abba-Aji, has filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Maiduguri, challenging the declaration of governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state as winner of the election.

Rerun: Kano PDP tasks INEC, security agencies on fairness

The Kano State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ensure that the Saturday supplementary election in the state was seamless.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Bauchi elections: PDP can’t claim victory in governorship polls

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has asked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to forget the dream of taking over the governorship seat of Bauchi state, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has question to answer.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi elections illegal

The All Progressives Congress has faulted the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the initial inconclusive elections in Rivers and Bauchi States.
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Imo elections: INEC robbed me of victory – Uche Nwosu

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Imo state, Uche Nwosu, has said that the declaration of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha, as the governor-elect, did not meet the constitutional requirement and therefore unacceptable.

Delta elections: APC asks INEC to cancel gubernatorial result

The Delta state All Progressive Congress, yesterday, called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the Delta state governorship election result now, as it accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of ballot snatching, over voting, buying of votes and impunity during the last Saturday election.

Abia elections: APC calls for cancellation of governorship poll

Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) on Sunday called for the cancellation of the March 9th governorship election in the state.

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Wild jubilation in Sagamu over Anthony Joshua’s victory

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