The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji, the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election. The Returning Officer for the election, Prof Kayode Adebowale, who is the Vice Chancellor, the University of Ibadan, announced the results. Adebowale said, “Oyebanji, having scored the highest number of votes […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the Ekiti governorship election slated for June 18. The list includes 16 governorship candidates vying for the position. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. He […]

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed the Ekiti East Constituency 1 by-election for March 20. Vacancy in the constituency arose following the death of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Adegbuyi Oluwajuwa Amos. INEC said in line with the Electoral Act, any party that presents the name of a candidate who does not meet the […]

Independent National Electoral Commission is optimistic that electronic collation and transmission of results is achievable for the 2023 election. The position of the Commission on the matter was made known by its National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, at a national stakeholders’ forum on elections in Abuja. Okoye […]

The Senate today approved the sum of ten billion naira loan refund for Kogi State amid stiff resistance from the opposition senators  as Committee on Local and Foreign Loans submitted its report on the issue. Chairman of the Committee said necessary findings conducted by his panel showed that due process was followed by the Kogi […]

Independent National Electoral Commission says it only experimented the electronic transmission of results through the use of a server and it was not deployed in the 2019 general elections. According to Osun State INEC National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, the commission only tested the use of a server in the Anambra, Sokoto and Osun state elections. […]

IIndependent National Electoral Commission is set to embark on reforms, including the electoral legal framework, aimed at ensuring that elections in the country are credible. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, confirmed this when the Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission, Mariah Arena, presented the EU report on the 2019 general elections to him […]

INEC The constant failure to consistently enforce sanctions against individuals who disobey established laws over the years during elections has encouraged impunity and violence that often characterize electoral contest in Nigeria. This position was stressed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, at a Public Hearing on a Bill to establish […]

INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission says the growing number of political parties may pose challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections. The Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Professor Bolade Eyinla, said this in Abuja yesterday at a retreat organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. While […]

INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has asked the United Nations, UN, for its support to conduct a peaceful and credible election in 2019. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu said this yesterday during a meeting with the United Nations Team led by the representative of the Secretary General, Needs Assessment Mission on […]

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