Tag: Election

Anambra Guber: Why INEC reenlisted PDP’s candidate, Valentine Ozigbo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has re-enlisted Valentine Ozigbo as the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6 gubernatorial elections in the state. Recall INEC had on July 16 released a list of candidates with the PDP not having any, following a court order[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Towards a hitch-free 2023 election

By this time next year, I expect governance to have completely ground to a halt as Nigeria would be in full preparation mode for its seventh general elections since the return to democracy in 1999. In some quarters this would be seen as a sign of progress given that the[Read More…]

Kaduna LG Election: I don’t see my party winning — PDP Chieftain, Dogara

Dr Mato Dogara, former Deputy Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cast doubt over the chances of his party in tomorrow’s (Saturday) local government elections in Kaduna State. On Saturday, September 4, the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) will[Read More…]

Why Lagos is restricting movement of persons across the state on Saturday

Lagos State Government Thursday said movements will be restricted throughout the state between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturday. The state will be going to the polls to elect councilors and chairman for the 57 local governments and local council development areas. “The restriction is to enable the Lagos[Read More…]

PDP wins Kaduna assembly bye-election

Usman Baba, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, has won the bye-election for Sabon Gari constituency in the Kaduna state house of assembly. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Mohammed-Nuruddin Musa, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer, declared Baba as the winner of the poll in Zaria[Read More…]

INEC Chairman says a disruption to the electoral process would undermine Nigerian democracy

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, warned that a disruption to the electoral process would undermine Nigerian democracy and destabilise the country. Yakubu made this known at an emergency meeting with security agencies, under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, in Abuja on Thursday[Read More…]

With 129,207 Votes, INEC declares PDP’s Odey winner of Cross River senatorial bye-election

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Stephen Odey, has been declared the winner of the Cross River Northern Senatorial District bye-lection held on Saturday, December 5. He was declared the winner by the Senatorial bye-election returning officer, Prof Ameh Akoh. He scored a total of 129,207 votes to[Read More…]

Bayelsa By-Elections: 3 policemen drown in boat mishap

Three yet to be identified personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have reportedly drowned on their way to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa. It was gathered that the incident occurred on the eve of the Saturday Senatorial Bye-election holding in two senatorial zones of the state. The[Read More…]

“No one should say shit about Ganduje” – Fatima, Kano Governors daughter defends her father #EdoDecides2020

Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi response to criticisms targeted at her father after he failed to secure victory for the All Progressives Congress in Edo state. Governor Ganduje, the head of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign committee in Edo and Ize-Iyamu were floored by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Godwin[Read More…]

UK Congratulates Governor Obaseki, Commends Electoral process

The United Kingdom has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as governor of Edo State. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, congratulated Obaseki in a tweet on Sunday. She also commended the people for a credible electoral process in the state. Laing also expressed gratitude to civil society[Read More…]