• INEC Act has been amended by the Senate

    INEC Act has been amended by the Senate

    The Senate, yesterday passed a new bill which provides for the conduct of fresh primary elections, within 14 days, to choose a new candidate, a move which puts to rest the controversy on who succeeds a deceased governorship or presidential candidate in the event of death, before announcement of the result of an election.

    The bill, which will be the sixth amendment to the 2010 Electoral Act, when approved, also provides that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shall suspend the […]

  • Ondo Election: Akeredolu receives Certificate of Return – INEC

    Ondo Election: Akeredolu receives Certificate of Return – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday presented the Governor-elect, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN his certificate of return.

    Akeredolu was accompanied to the event which was held at the INEC headquarters in Akure, the state capital by his wife, Betty.

    Other dignitaries at the event include the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke, his deputy, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, former deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Director-General of Akeredolu’s campaign platform, Hon. Victor Olabimtan, Femi Agagu, Hon. Kehinde Henry Bello, Oladunni Odu […]

  • APC accuses Wike of blackmailing INEC, stakeholders

    APC accuses Wike of blackmailing INEC, stakeholders

    Ahead of the December 10 legislative re-run in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state has accused the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, of blackmailing stakeholders in the election.

    Reacting to Wike’s claim that the Police was colluding with APC to rig the upcoming election, the party described as ‘baseless and unfortunate’ the governor’s allegations.

    Just yesterday, Wike vowed to release the audio – visuals of the Rivers State Police Commissioner where he was plotting with politicians on the methods […]

  • Fayose alleges INEC, APC, and some members of PDP rigged Ondo elections

    Fayose alleges INEC, APC, and some members of PDP rigged Ondo elections

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some members in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the Saturday’s Ondo State governorship poll.

    Fayose who insisted the election was rigged before it was conducted said, “Just as I would have loved to congratulate the winner, Rotimi Akeredolu because, in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, the role of INEC in awarding […]

  • Ondo Election: Only 1% of card readers malfunctioned– INEC

    Ondo Election: Only 1% of card readers malfunctioned– INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says less than one per cent of the card readers deployed for the conduct of Ondo State governorship election malfunctioned.

    INEC Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Saturday in Abuja.

    Mr. Dazang said that only 11 out of the over 3,000 card readers deployed for Saturday’s election malfunctioned.

    “The election is generally peaceful. We were able to open at all the […]

  • BREAKING: INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo elections

    BREAKING: INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo elections

    The All Progressives Alliance (APC), candidate in yesterdays gubernatorial elections in Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    Akeredolu according to the result announced by the Chief Returning Officer, Prof. A. Ambali, won the election with 244,842 votes to defeat his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) who polled 150,380 votes.

    REGISTERED VOTERS = 1,647, 976

    ACCREDITED VOTERS: 584, 997

    Chief Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy, ( AD) had 126,889 votes.

    ALLIANCE […]

  • INEC should have given Ondo PDP candidate more time to campaign -PDP House Caucus

    INEC should have given Ondo PDP candidate more time to campaign -PDP House Caucus

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the House of Representatives, on Friday, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should have postponed the election to give more opportunity to the PDP flag-bearer to appeal to the electorate through campaigns.

    This appeal came even as the caucus said that votes of the electorate should count as the governorship election holds in the state today.

    INEC, it will be recalled had earlier recognised Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate for the election […]

  • Stop making inflammatory statements, INEC warns Gov. Mimiko

    Stop making inflammatory statements, INEC warns Gov. Mimiko

    In a swift reaction to the allegation by Governor Mimiko of Ondo state that the Independent National electoral Commission, INEC, was biased and sentimental by refusing to postpone today’s election, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ondo State, Mr Olusegun Agbaje said: “INEC has no interest in any particular candidate and it is wrong to say we are protecting the interest of anybody. I don’t know Akeredolu, Oke or Jegede”.

    While frowming at the governors tantrums and asking him to desist from […]

  • Gov. Mimiko accuses INEC of plot to rig Ondo elections

    Gov. Mimiko accuses INEC of plot to rig Ondo elections

    Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was about to bring injustice on the people of the state by preparing to declare preconceived results in the governorship election.

    Gathering a press conference in Akure, on Friday, the governor accused INEC of doing the bidding of some All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs, to prevent the emergence of a credible and electable candidate for PDP in the state.

    Mimiko further alleged that some ad hoc staff […]

  • Governor Mimiko and INEC disagree over Ondo guber poll

    Governor Mimiko and INEC disagree over Ondo guber poll

    Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, yesterday alleged plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig today’s governorship poll in the state in connivance with people he described, as “bigwigs” in the Presidency. He said that both the INEC and some top officials in the Presidency have perfected plans to rig the election.

    Addressing journalist at a press conference in Akure, Mimiko alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to rig the election with the aid of […]

  • INEC plotting to rig Ondo state governorship election for APC- Mimiko cries out

    INEC plotting to rig Ondo state governorship election for APC- Mimiko cries out

    Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) of an orchestrated plot to ensure victory in Saturday governorship election for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu.

    Addressing a gathering of his party supporters in Akure, the Ondo state capital, governor Mimiko enunciated hurdles which he claimed were meant to arm-twist the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.

    Restating his party’s demand for the shift of the poll, governor Mimiko submitted that PDP candidate whose […]