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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.

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.
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.

Akwa Ibom rerun: You can’t replace Senator Akpabio – INEC tells APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may be unable to field a candidate for the January 25, 2020 senatorial rerun in Akwa Ibom State, ordered by the Court of Appeal.

Governor Bello receives certificate of return from INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, presented certificate of return to the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, the incumbent, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his deputy and running mate, Edward Onoja.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Senator Melaye storms INEC office, calls for cancellation of Kogi West election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kogi West Senatorial poll, Dino Melaye, has called for total cancellation of the November 16 election.
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.

Bayelsa poll: Don’t shortchange ad hoc staff – INEC warns electoral officers

INEC National Commissioner, Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu, gave the advice during an interactive session between members of staff, INEC Bayelsa and the commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in Yenegoa.

INEC: 867,088 voters expected for Bayelsa governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission says a total of 867,088 eligible voters are expected to vote in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa.
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 considers November 16 for Kogi West senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will explore the possibility of using the Nov. 16 governorship election to conduct a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial district.

Kogi guber: INEC boss assures of credible poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured of its readiness to conduct a peaceful, free, fair, credible, acceptable and conclusive 2019 Kogi State Governorship election if all hands are on deck.

INEC concerned about low women participation in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its efforts at ensuring the participation of more women in the electoral process did not yield the desired result in 2019 general elections.

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.

Kogi guber: INEC moves to identify threats to election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has directed its officials to identify any risk or threat that may disrupt the conduct of the November 16 governorship election in Kogi.

INEC begins distribution of uncollected PVCs in Bayelsa and Kogi September 2

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will begin the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on Sept. 2 preparatory to governorship elections in the states

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 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.

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.

INEC: Cross River REC’s resignation unacceptable

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the process in which the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr Frankland Briyai, resigned to join partisan politics, is unacceptable.

INEC: We experimented with server only in Osun, Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said contrary to insinuations, it only transmitted results, electronically, during Anambra and Osun governorship elections and not during the 2019 general election.

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