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Edo guber: Why AAC candidate’s name missing on contestants list – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the African Action Congress (AAC) did not submit its nomination for Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election.

14 parties nominate candidates for Edo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said that 14 political parties submitted nominations for Edo governorship election.

Edo guber: INEC closes dedicated portal for parties nominations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday says it has closed its dedicated portal designed for political parties to submit the details of their nominations for Edo governorship election.

Political cases: No more ex-parte orders – FHC warns judges

Justice John Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), has warned judges to stop granting ex-parte orders in political matters.

Court orders: INEC urges NBA to call members to order

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to impress on senior members of the bar to put the country’s interest and the judiciary above every other interests.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC reacts to crisis rocking APC in Edo state

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted after conflicting court orders were issued as a result of internal crisis rocking some political parties across the country.

Edo guber: Conflicting court orders worrisome – INEC

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has stated that the spate of pre-election litigations as well as conflicting court orders can disrupt the smooth conduct of primaries and election.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Edo guber: INEC reacts to court’s decision on PDP primary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry over pre-election litigations and the conflicting orders emanating ahead of Edo State governorship election.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC approves new policy framework for Edo, Ondo states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday approved a new policy framework known as Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Edo, Ondo guber polls must hold as scheduled

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections must hold in order to avert a constitutional crisis despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC fixes date to adopt guidelines for resumption

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would meet on Thursday (March 7), to review the situation in its offices nationwide.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

INEC: We haven’t changed dates for Edo, Ondo elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has denied media report of an impending plan to review dates for the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Coronavirus: INEC to shift Edo, Ondo guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that it might be constrained to adjust the timetable and schedule of activities of the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections due to the crippling challenges coronavirus pandemic posed on the country.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

Coronavirus: INEC joins presidential task force on contact tracing

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed about 100 of its vehicles in six states to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on combating Coronavirus.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Global pandemic forces INEC, APC, PDP shutdown

Nigeria’s political scene, already in overdrive over the 2023 general election, though most of the current elected leaders are yet to mark their first year in office, has effectively been shut down as cases of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, increase in the country.

INEC suspends activities across Nigeria

The electoral commission, INEC, says all regular and non-essential activities will henceforth be suspended for 14 days in its headquarters and offices across the country because of COVID-19.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC releases lists of contestants for March 14 by-elections in four constituencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission has published names of candidates of political parties who are qualified for the March 14,2020 state and federal constituency by-elections in Sokoto, Kwara, Jigawa and Niger States.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC: We can’t amend Supreme Court verdict on Imo election

The judgment of the Supreme Court, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the Imo State governor and declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the 2019 poll was clear and has been implemented, the Independent National Electoral Commission, has stated.

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