Tag: elections

The quest for credible local government elections in Nigeria

By Moshood Isah The just concluded Local Government Elections in Lagos and Ogun States is a reaffirmation of the level of apathy and disinterest in subnational governance in Nigeria despite local governments being the tier of government closest to the people. This is not unconnected to existing gaps in the[Read More…]

Court rejects 11 parties’ plea to halt Lagos LG elections

A Federal High Court Ikoyi has dismissed a plea by 11 political parties seeking discontinuation of Saturday’s Lagos local government elections. The ruling which was pronounced by Honourable Justice Akintayo Aluko on Friday upheld the submissions of the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) on[Read More…]

Borno Governor says it is not a must that next President of Nigeria must emerge from the South

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said that it is not a must that the next president of Nigeria must emerge from the Southern region of the country. The governor, who reiterated his support for power to shift to the southern part of the country, cautioned his colleagues that[Read More…]

INEC removes 749 Polling Units from shrines, royal palaces – announce dates for Ekiti, Osun guber polls

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced the creation of additional 56, 872 polling units across the country. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners. According to him, Nigeria now has a total of[Read More…]

Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho threatens to disrupt the 2023 general elections in Southwest states

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho on Saturday, threatened to disrupt the 2023 general elections in Southwest states of Nigeria – he made the announcement in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, during a Yoruba Nation rally, where participants called for a break away from the country. He said, many[Read More…]

Just In: Voters flee as explosion rocks polling unit in Aba

Voters and electoral officials fled in different directions when explosion rocked the polling unit at Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State, on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently conducting a bye-election in Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency. Ossy Prestige,[Read More…]

Zeal Akaraiwe: The mathematical law of large numbers states

“The law of large numbers, in probability and statistics, states that as a sample size grows, its mean gets closer to the average of the whole population”. When this law is applied to an electoral process, it means, or rather, implies that over time, the leaders will hold the exact sentiment of the average citizen. When the[Read More…]

Nigerian lawmakers are advocating for underage girls to be allowed voting rights

The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission Matters has proposed a review of the provision in the Electoral Act which pegged the eligibility of a voter at 18 years. The federal lawmakers have specifically recommended that INEC should consider any married girl who is not up[Read More…]

Ghana election: Opposition party rejects results, considers legal action

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has rejected the December 7 presidential and parliamentary election results. Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared winner of the presidential election as he secured 6,730,430 votes to defeat his main challenger — former President John Mahama who polled 6,214,889 votes. Mahama,[Read More…]

Ekiti State Governor Fayemi rejects Zoning arrangement

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has said that he is not an advocate of zoning. Fayemi’s comment comes on the heels of various calls to have a President of Southeastern extraction. Many from the region have over the years felt marginalized and believe that 2023 is the year[Read More…]