Tag Archives: INEC

The Challenge of Jega’s Successor

While appraising the herculean task ahead of Attahiru Jega, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, I recently wrote in this space that I am nominating the amiable academician as Nigeria’s “Man of the Year” because “my gut instinct tells me Jega will deliver free, fair and credible elections despite all

Jega To Retire with 7 National Commissioners, 16 REC’s

Indications have emerged, that Attahiru Jega, outgoing Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would retire alongside seven National Commissioners and 16 Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs by the end of the month of June. Akin Orebiyi, INEC’s REC in Lagos, dropped the hint in Lagos during the opening session of a two-day stakeholders’ review meeting on

Elections: U.S Congratulate Nigerians, INEC

The United States Embassy in Nigeria on Monday, April 13, issued a statement urging dissatisfied political parties in the April 11 governorship and State House of Assembly elections to peacefully pursue their grievances in the judicial arena. The U.S Embassy said that it has seen reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and

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INEC Declares Imo Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the governorship election in Imo state inconclusive. The Returning Officer in Imo State, Professor Ibidapo Obe, declared the election inconclusive, due to the number of cancelled votes which stood at 144,715 in relation to the margin of win which is 79,529 by the candidate of the All Progressives

Voting Begins In Somolu LGA

Following the accreditation process for the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections that started early in most areas in Somolu Local Government, voting exercise has now commenced in many polling units across the LGA. The voting exercise, which started at exactly 1.30pm in some polling units in Akoka, Bariga and Fola Agoro, is being

Voting Commences in Iju-Ishaga, Lagos

Voting has started at some polling units here in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos. There is however a noticeable low turnout of voters. At unit 18, Ishaga motor park, less than 200 voters were accredited out of 996 registered voters. Funke Abioye, presiding officer, said it is low compared to the turnout in the presidential elections.

Accreditation on Course in Gbagada

Accreditation started as early as 8.30 at polling stations in Ifako Gbagada, Soluyi and Saw Mill. There is orderliness at all the polling booths with one policeman per polling booth and turnout is average. However, at the polling booth located at Deinde Bus Stop, after Deeper Life headquarters, the turnout is not as much as

Accreditation Starts Across Somolu LGA

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have commenced the accreditation process for the gubernatorial elections in many polling units across Somolu Local Government Areas. The process, which began around 8.15am in areas like Fola Agoro, Akoka and Bariga, has however witnessed low turn out of residents as at the time of filing this report.

INEC Postpones Election In Parts of Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission has postponed the State House of Assembly elections in eight of the 24 constituencies of Bayelsa State. Baritor Kpagih the state resident electoral commissioner, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday added that the elections for the affected constituencies will hold on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The affected councils