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[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Elections: CODE tasks INEC on performance review

Connected Development (CODE), a civil society organisation and an INEC accredited observer, has condemned, in the strongest of terms, the wave of violence that plagued the supplementary elections that held in Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue and Nasarawa States.

PDP threatens to boycott Bauchi governorship rerun

A rerun of the gubernatorial election in Bauchi will hold in 15 local government areas where 22,759 votes were cancelled, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.

IYC: Suspension of Rivers election targeted at frustrating Ijaws

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has alleged deliberate militarisation of Rivers state to prevent an Ijaw son from emerging winner of the governorship election in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign scheduled to hold today in Borno and Yobe states.

President Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday returned to Abuja after he participated in the Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly election in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

Sokoto elections: We accept INEC’s verdict in good faith – APC candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, on Monday said he has accepted in good faith the declaration of the Gubernatorial elections in the state as inconclusive.
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Oyo elections: How PDP’s Seyi Makinde won governorship poll

Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party has emerged winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Oyo State.

Oyo elections: Governor Ajimobi loses polling unit to PDP

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in today’s gubernatorial election.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Elections: Ex-President Obasanjo declines comments

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday declined to comment on the conduct of the gubernatorial elections in Ogun state.
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Lagos elections: INEC delays voting at VP Osinbajo, Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s polling units

Accreditation of voters did not start at Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s polling unit-Code 33, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos during Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Election.
Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Atiku Abubakar’s court case not surprising

President Muhammadu Buhari says the court case instituted against his electoral victory by Atiku Abubakar, the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not unexpected.
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Delta elections: Police deploy over 9,000 personnel

Over 9,000 policemen have been deployed in Delta State for today’s gubernatorial and states assembly elections as against the 8,000 deployed during the presidential election on February 23.

Rivers election: Court dismisses suit seeking to nullify Governor Wike’s candidacy

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, from participating in the 2019 gubernatorial elections.

Rivers elections: Why Rotimi Amaechi led APC faction adopted AAC candidate

In a surprise twist, the Tonye Cole faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday announced that it has adopted Biokpomabo Awara contesting under the platform of African Action Congress, AAC, as its preferred candidate for the Saturday’s Rivers gubernatorial election

INEC: No intimidation will stop us from conducting elections in Enugu

Dr Emeka Ononamadu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Enugu State, has said that no amount of intimidation or blackmail against the commission will stop the conduct of Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
Rachel Oniga

Rachel Oniga: Why I want Lagos State to remain APC state

A Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, on Thursday said Lagos State should remain an All Progressives Congress state for continuity of infrastructure development.

Elections: General Abdulsalami, Bishop Kukah, Igwe Achebe call for peace

A former Head of State, Gen Abdusalami Abubakar, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Mathew Kukah, and the traditional ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, have called for peace as Nigerians gear up to elect state governors and state assembly members Saturday.

Election: NPC organises peace conference in Gombe

Ahead of Saturday Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, the National Peace Committee (NPC) on Wednesday organized a one day peace dialogue conference for political stakeholders in Gombe state.

APC kicks as court sacks Taraba governorship candidate

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Taraba State, has condemned the disqualification of its the governorship candidate, Sani Danladi, by a Jalingo Division of the Federal High Court.

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