Tag: Edo Elections

#EdoDecides: An INEC official has been shot in Etsako Central LGA

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been shot and critically injured.  The incident occurred on Saturday while the electorate were voting in the governorship election in the state and was confirmed by Professor Godswill Alan Lukman, the Collation Officer in Etsako Central Local Government Area where[Read More…]

Breaking: IGP deploys DIG, eight CPs, others for Edo election

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, has been deployed to supervise the general security arrangement for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State. This was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on[Read More…]

INEC must provide face masks for voters in Edo and Ondo – Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman of the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, Mr Femi Falana has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide face masks for voters in Edo and Ondo states in the upcoming elections. Falana made this call during the Channels TV[Read More…]

Leave No One Behind: Disability Votes Count Campaign Statement on Edo Governorship Election

  For Immediate Release:   Constantial Hotel, Benin City – September 30, 2016. Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Leave No One Behind: Disability Votes Count campaign press conference on the accessibility audit of polling units and election materials for Persons with Disability (PWDs) conducted during the September 28, 2016[Read More…]

International Observers Accounts Shows Edo Guber Election Was “Rigged”

International Observer Groups such as the American Observer team, the British Council and others from the Netherlands and Scotland and African Union observer team have expressed reservations about the conduct of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The observers pointing out that they were denied entry into[Read More…]

Edo Election: IGP Commends The Professionalism Displayed By Police Officers

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, commends the exemplary conduct and professionalism displayed by Police officers and officers of the complementary sister security agencies in the just concluded Edo State governorship election held on 28th September, 2016. The Inspector General Police and the Police[Read More…]

Video Footage Shows Alleged APC Agent Paying N2000 To Voters As #EdoDecides

Edo Election: A video footage has emerged of alleged APC agents paying N2000 to Edo voters who have voted the second round for the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki in the ongoing governorship elections in Edo state. NewsWireNGR cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the video and that[Read More…]

Civil Groups Warn INEC Against The Declaration of Edo Election Inconclusive

A coalition of civil society organisations under the aegis of Nigerian Humanitarian Association, has warned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other security agencies not to declare the Edo state governorship election inconclusive. A statement by the Director-General of NHA, Igwekala Leo[Read More…]

Breaking: INEC Backtracks, Shifts Edo Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has agreed to shift the Edo State governorship election by two weeks. The decision to postpone the election was reached at a security meeting held in Benin, the Edo State capital this evening. A national commissioner at the commission said the Chairman of the commission,[Read More…]