• REC says voters turnout impressive for Ondo governorship election

    REC says voters turnout impressive for Ondo governorship election

    Mr. Segun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ondo State, says the turnout of people across the state for the governorship election has been impressive.

    Agbaje added that card readers which malfunctioned will be replaced with the extra ones provided for the polling units.

    He said, “The turnout has been impressive. Card readers will not be a challenge because we have many extra ones if any one malfunctions.

    “Reports from our election monitoring system show that all is going on smoothly.”

    He urged voters […]

  • Edo election: Collation of results begins Thursday – REC

    Edo election: Collation of results begins Thursday – REC

    The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Sam Olumekun, says collation of results for the governorship election in the state would commence on Thursday.

    Olumekun disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with a National Commissioner and two Resident Electoral Commissioners at 11.20 p.m.

    He, however, did not give reasons for the shift in date for the exercise.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the decision to commence the collation on Thursday could be traced to the late […]

  • We can’t cancel any announced result – REC

    We can’t cancel any announced result – REC

    It was revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC for Anambra State, Mr. Edwin Nwatarali insisted yesterday that the Commission has no powers to cancel any election result announced by INEC returning officer, saying those who felt aggrieved over the outcome of the national assembly election in Anambra State should pursue their matter at the election petition tribunal.

    Nwatarali, who spoke during the handing over of certificate of return to the senators and nine House of […]

  • Don’t tamper with our Ilaje LGA victory, Mimiko warns REC in Ondo

    Don’t tamper with our Ilaje LGA victory, Mimiko warns REC in Ondo

    Report disclosed that Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday warned the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Segun Agbaje, against tampering with the results of Saturday’s state assembly poll in the Ilaje Local Government Area.
    Mimiko said the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party had been declared winners of the poll and had been given the Certificate of Return, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission had no power to withdraw a victory already granted.
    The REC had withheld the […]

  • We will expose any governors offering us gifts – Resident Electoral Commission

    We will expose any governors offering us gifts – Resident Electoral Commission

     

    Report made it known that, Resident Electoral Commissioners have threatened to expose governors and top government officials that offer them gifts, saying their conscience is not for sale.

    They said their major duty was to ensure the credibility of the forthcoming general elections in the interest of peaceful co-existence of the country.

    The RECs, who spoke with newsmen in separate interviews during the week, said the governors and politicians’ gifts would be considered as bribing them against their conscience.

    They, however, threatened to […]