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President Buhari plays video to counter Atiku Abubakar, PDP evidence on INEC server

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday played a video clip at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal showing the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expressing reservations on the possibility of deploying electronic transmission of results for the 2019 general elections.
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.

President Buhari plays video on INEC’s stand on results transmission

At the resumption of the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Tuesday morning, lawyer to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alex Izinyon (SAN), played a video, where INEC Chairman said his commission could not transmit results electronically, because of inadequate communication facilities/coverage in the country and the challenge of cybersecurity.
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.

Tribunal: President Buhari’s lawyer to play video of INEC chairman ruling out electronic transmission

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has suspended sitting till Tuesday for lawyer to President Muhammadu Buhari to play video recordings where Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, ruled out the adoption of electronic transmission of result of the last general elections.

INEC: Why Nigeria’s elections heavily depend on universities, vice-chancellors

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said its partnership with University Vice Chancellors and other Academics in the country was vital to the sustenance of democracy.

INEC: Nigeria can’t have quality elections without vice chancellors

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has again stressed its commitment to sustaining its partnership with University Vice Chancellors and other Academics in the country, saying their inclusion in the electoral process is vital to the sustenance of democracy in the country.

IPAC: UN encouraging autocracy in Africa

A coalition of 91 registered political parties on Sunday described as treacherous the position of the United Nations on the number of political parties, saying it was encouraging autocracy in Africa.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: EU report confirms presidential election was rigged in favour of President Buhari

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said that the fresh revelations in the European Union (EU) report has further vindicated the PDP and millions of Nigerians, in its position that the February 23 Presidential election was rigged to favour President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

INEC holds ‘national conversation’ on elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is planning to hold stakeholders meeting and national conversation to review the 2019 General Elections and management of the country’s electoral processes.
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.

Elections: INEC withdraws 64 certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has so far withdrawn 64 Certificates of Return and re-issued them to persons declared winners by courts of law, following the 2019 general elections.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC to prosecute electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering a proposal from the Bayelsa state Government for a shift of the Nov. 2 Governorship Election.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

Reviews on 2019 poll have been positive – INEC chairman

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, says the reviews of the 2019 general elections have been generally positive, but not without some concerns.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

75 political parties pass vote of confidence on INEC chairman

Seventy-five registered political parties in the country, on Monday, passed a vote of confidence in the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, following what they described as successful completion of February 23 Presidential, National Assembly and March 9 Gubernatorial, State Houses of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory, FCT Area Council elections.

PDP accuses INEC of replacing servers to conceal alleged rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of replacing all the servers in its headquarters and its state offices to conceal alleged rigging in the just concluded general elections.

INEC to deepen participation of PWDs in future elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is set to formulate policies that would guarantee Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) 100 per cent inclusion in future elections.

Senator Wamakko dissociate self from write-up on INEC chairman’s visit to Sultan

The Chairman, Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Wammako, has dissociated himself from a write-up that condemned the visit of INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to the Sultan of Sokoto.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.

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