• Rivers rerun: Protesters storm INEC office, demand chairman, Zakari’s resignation

    Rivers rerun: Protesters storm INEC office, demand chairman, Zakari’s resignation

    Hundreds of protesters, yesterday, stormed the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and demanded for the immediate resignation of the chairman of the commission, Mahmoud Yakubu and national commissioner in charge of elections, Hajia Amina Zakari.

    The protesters, made up of  women, youths and lawyers, said their call for the resignation of  Yakubu and Zakari, was informed by their refusal to investigate the arrest of three persons in Rivers State, who were found with fake INEC result sheets.

    Coordinator […]

  • Rivers Rerun: Why INEC put off July 30 poll – PDP explains

    Rivers Rerun: Why INEC put off July 30 poll – PDP explains

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decided to put-off the July 30, 2016, legislative rerun election in the state to enable members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) perfect their new system of rigging.

    The party described the outcome of the just concluded governorship election in Edo State as a day-light robbery, saying that has evidently exposed the new election rigging strategy of the APC, which appears to be working out […]

  • Rivers rerun: We’ve no confidence in INEC – PDP

    Rivers rerun: We’ve no confidence in INEC – PDP

    Ahead of the Rivers State rerun elections fixed for October, former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has expressed reservations over the capacity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver on free and fair electoral exercise.

    The commission, at the end of a meeting with stakeholders last Thursday in Port Harcourt, had fixed October for the conduct of outstanding elections in the state.

    But speaking with Newsmen, Secondus, who incidentally is from the state, alleged […]

  • Rivers rerun: INEC messing up democracy in Nigeria – Fayose says

    Rivers rerun: INEC messing up democracy in Nigeria – Fayose says

    The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of messing up democracy in Nigeria with its handling of elections under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

    The governor, who described the postponement of the Rivers State rerun elections and the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election as another dangerous signal of what to come in 2019, wondered how an INEC that could not conduct elections conclusively in just one […]

  • Why INEC postpones Rivers rerun

    Why INEC postpones Rivers rerun

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has again postponed the conduct of the rerun legislative elections in Rivers state.

    In a letter signed by the Commission secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, INEC stated that political players in Rivers  and their supporters were yet to refrain from partaking in violence, which it noted informed the earlier postponement of the election.

    The statement read in part: “As a responsible organisation and conscious of the violence which accompanied previous elections in March as well as developments […]