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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.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: INEC condemns violence, assures voters of fair, credible conclusion

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern about some reported cases of violence in the Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.
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: Reports from presiding officers will determine cancellation or rerun in troubled areas

Festus Okoye, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) in charge of Information and Voter Education, has stated that results from trouble-ravaged areas will be treated according to the reports from presiding officers.
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.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Collation underway as INEC studies reports of violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has begun collation of governorship election results in Kogi and Bayelsa states, reminding its officials of their oath of neutrality and the need to discharge their duties accordingly.
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.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Results from violence prone areas may be cancelled – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Festus Okoye has said that election results from polling units where there were reported cases of ballot box snatching may be cancelled depending on reports from the presiding officer in such units.
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: APC will feature in Bayelsa election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will participate in the Bayelsa governorship election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

Nembe attack: Senator Diri seeks state of emergency in Bayelsa volatile areas

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has called for declaration of a state of emergency in flashpoint areas of the state following last Wednesday’s attack on his party members in Ogbolomabiri-Nembe.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, met with the stakeholders in Yenagoa ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa guber: INEC, political parties sign peace accord

History was made on Thursday in Yenagoa, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all the 45 political parties that nominated candidates for next weekend’s Bayelsa state governorship election, signed a peace accord.

Court verdicts: INEC warns politicians against blackmail, grandstanding

The Independent National Electoral Commission has warned politicians against using the verdict of the courts as basis for grandstanding and electoral blackmail.
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: Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi senatorial election also November 16

The fresh Kogi West Senatorial Election involving Sen. Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Sen. Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to hold on November 16, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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.

Kogi guber: INEC warns parties over nomination of candidates, insists SDP has no candidate

The political parties and their legal advisers have been advised to thoroughly vet all the documents they are submitting to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the nomination of their candidates to avoid running foul of the law.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Kogi guber: INEC dragged to court over disqualification of SDP candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP), is not treating the disqualification of its candidate, Natasha Akpoti, ahead of Kogi State governorship election, with cuddling gloves, as it has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court.
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: We didn’t disqualify parties, candidates from Bayelsa, Kogi polls

Ahead of the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied summary disqualification of parties and candidates.

INEC clears 23 parties for Kogi, 45 for Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 23 political parties to contest the governorship election in Kogi State. The commission also cleared 45 parties to contest the governorship election in Bayelsa State.
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 rejects 14 nominations for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had rejected 14 invalidly submitted nominations by political parties for the Nov. 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa 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.

Kogi guber: We haven’t disqualified any candidate – INEC

In the wake of speculations regarding the candidacy of some contestants in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied disqualifying any of the candidates, describing such speculations as premature.

INEC: 52 parties to contest Bayelsa, 49 for Kogi guber elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 52 political parties had submitted the lists of candidates that would partake in the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election, adding 49 would do the same in Kogi State.

INEC to publish names, particulars of candidates for Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to publish names of candidates and their particulars for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections today, it was gathered on Thursday.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

INEC closes nominations for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has closed the nomination of candidates by political parties fielding candidates in the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

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