Tag Archives: INEC

EFCC Takes Ex-INEC Chairman Maurice Iwu To Court Over Alleged N1.2bn Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), is set to arraign a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu for alleged money laundering. According to The Guardian, It was gathered that Iwu will be arraigned at a federal High Court, sitting in Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on money…

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Former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, Joins PRP

Professor Attahiru Jega, former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). The National Publicity Secretary, Abdul Gombe, in a statement on Friday, said Jega would chair the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat analysis Committee of the party in order to reposition it for more nationalistic outlook…

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Witness Testifies Against President Buhari’s 2019 Presidential Election Victory At Tribunal

Uchena Umeh, the Petitioners’ 17th witness confirmed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Tuesday, that as an Assistant Presiding Officer I during the last presidential election in Gwarinpa, Abuja, he transmitted the results of the poll to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Umeh appeared before the five-man tribunal led…

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Court Stops INEC Witnesses From Testifying Against The Victory Of Makinde

The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday disallowed  a subpoenaed witness called by the Independent National Electoral Commission from testifying in a petition challenging the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the witness was Prof. Toyin Ogundipe who was the Oyo State Returning Officer in the…

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INEC Releases Timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has released timetables for the Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship elections scheduled to hold on November 16, 2019. The electoral body also released timelines for party primary elections in both states, which is slated for August 18, 2019, to September 5, 2019. Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, during…

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INEC Yet To Release My Certificate Of Return After Court Order – Okorocha

Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has stated that against the order given by the Federal high court, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect. In a statement on Monday, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha’s media aide, described pictures circulating on the internet showing the former…

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INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates Of Return From APC, PDP Members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has affirmed that it has withdrawn 25 certificates of return issued to some candidates who partook in the 2019 general election. Speaking at a media forum in Enugu state on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, said the commission took the action based on court…

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You Don’t Have The Power To Withhold My Certificate Of Return – Okorocha Tells INEC

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said the Independent National Electoral Commission lacks the power to withhold his certificate of return. Okorocha was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the February 23 Imo West senatorial election. According to Punch, On  his  petition to INEC on Tuesday,  Okorocha  said he was not happy that …

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