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INEC Rejects APC’s Request For Fresh Bayelsa Governorship Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out any fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State request from the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Punch Newspapers, INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi dismissed the APC’s demand for a fresh poll citing that the commission concluded its work on the Bayelsa State governorship…

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Three Days Curfew Imposed In Bayelsa After Widespread Violence Over New Governor

The police have imposed a three-day dusk to dawn curfew in Bayelsa state over widespread violence as a result of the sacking of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March election, as governor-elect. The supreme court had annulled Lyon’s victory in the election on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, his running…

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PDP Candidate, Douye Diri Declared Winner Of Bayelsa Election By INEC

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa, Senator Duoye Diri has been declared the new governor-elect of the state by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made this announcement on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja while the winner’s certificate was presented to him later on in the day.…

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Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa Governor-Elect David Lyon, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

On Thursday, the Supreme Court nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office, The Punch reports. Justice Mary Peter-Odili led the five-man panel of the apex court and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued…

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INEC Deregisters 74 Political Parties Citing Failure To Meet Constituitional Criterias

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties. The new development was announced via Twitter and in a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman said this was because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections. He later revealed that the number…

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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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