• No postponement of Ondo elections -INEC

    No postponement of Ondo elections -INEC

    Mr Segun Agbaje, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Ondo state has insisted that the commission is set to go ahead with the Ondo governorship election, slated for November 26, 2016.

    Agbaje stressed that INEC had passed the stage of postponement and will go ahead on Saturday.

    Refusing to give away much information, he however revealed that “the returning officer has been appointed by the chairman of the commission and his name would be kept secret until tomorrow”.

    This comes after the candidate […]

  • Jegede seeks postponement of Ondo elections

    Jegede seeks postponement of Ondo elections

    Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturdas governorship election in Ondo State, has led protesters to the state office of the Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding for the postponement of the governorship election by four weeks.

    Jegede, who was on Thursday accompanied by a mammoth crowd to the office of the INEC, was armed with a letter of request seeking for the postponement of the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 26, in order to […]

  • PDP calls for postponement of Ondo guber poll

    PDP calls for postponement of Ondo guber poll

    National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the postponement of the November 26, Ondo State governorship election.

    In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the committee stated that rescheduling the election would enable the Supreme Court to give a ruling on the controversy concerning who is the authentic candidate of the PDP in the election.

    The opposition party noted that the postponement of the poll was imperative, especially as the Independent National […]

  • Edo guber: Postponement will not affect election outcome – INEC assures

    Edo guber: Postponement will not affect election outcome – INEC assures

    It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said that the postponement of the state governorship election to Sept. 28 would not negatively affect the outcome of the poll.

    Mr Sam Olumekun, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Edo, said this at the commission’s organised Stakeholders’ meeting on the election on Thursday in Benin.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that INEC postponed the governorship election from Sept. 10 to Sept. 28 following security advice from the Police […]

  • Call for postponement of Edo elections was wrongly timed — TMG

    Call for postponement of Edo elections was wrongly timed — TMG

    The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) and the Conference of Edo State non-governmental organizations have flayed the security advise from the Police and the Department of State Services, DSS, that instigated the poll shift as poorly timed and wrongly presented.

    Chairperson of TMG, Dr. Abiola Afolabi-Akiode, at a press conference where she was flanked by representatives of civil society groups in the state alleged undercurrents stirred by security operatives to undermine the electoral process.

    She said, “we recall that similar concern was raised […]

  • We have to pay another allowance to 19,000 staff for postponement of Edo poll – INEC

    We have to pay another allowance to 19,000 staff for postponement of Edo poll – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by two weeks would not affect the credibility of election.

    The INEC Deputy Director for Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang, said on Friday in Abuja that the commission was committed to ensuring that the election does not in any way fall short of previous elections.

    Dazang said the commission had already confirmed its readiness for the election in terms of preparation, adding that what was outstanding […]

  • Edo guber: Postponement, bad signal for democracy, says Fayose

    Edo guber: Postponement, bad signal for democracy, says Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from tomorrow to  September 28, as a very bad signal and beginning of the end for democracy in Nigeria.

    “It is obvious that the All Progressives Congress (APC) feared that it can’t win the election and is ready to employ whatever crude means to subvert the wish of the people.”

    The governor, who said he was alarmed by alleged APC […]