Tag: Independent National Electoral Commission

Senate defies protests from civil society groups, begin screening of APC’s Lauretta Onochie for INEC

Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has defied protests from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, civil society groups, others and begun the screening of Lauretta Onochie as one of the National Commissioners of INEC. Onochie is the Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari. The[Read More…]

INEC confirms another attack on its office in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again confirmed an attack on one of its offices in Imo State. The electoral body announced the attack in a statement on Sunday. According to the report, the office is in Njaba Local Government Area old Imo State. “Although no life was lost,[Read More…]

INEC office in Enugu State has been razed down by midnight fire

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Obollo-Afor, Udenu local government area of Enugu State has been razed down by midnight fire. The police confirmed the fire incident In a statement by the Enugu police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, titled, ‘Fire incident at INEC office in Obollo-Afor: CP[Read More…]

Hoodlums burn INEC office in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed that its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State has been set ablaze. This was contained in a Sunday statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye Esq. According to the[Read More…]

INEC to Conduct Anambra Guber Poll via electronic voting system

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election will be conducted in accordance with electronic voting system, but the commission is not emphatic that electronic voting and electronic transmission of results will be adopted for the poll. The INEC National Commissioner in Charge[Read More…]

INEC to announce dates to hold pending bye-elections – here’s all you need to know

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will hold all the pending bye-elections on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  The Commission disclosed this through a press statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye Esq. on Friday.  Recall that the Commission postponed[Read More…]

We spent between N3 million and N4.5 million on court cases from 2019 elections – INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) has said it spends between N3 million and N4.5 million on 1,700 court cases from 2019 elections. The Commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while defending its 2021 budget estimate at the Senate Committee on Wednesday.  He said, “each time anyone goes[Read More…]

Boat conveying INEC officials and electoral materials capsized in Ilaje LGA of Ondo State #Ondo2020 #OndoDecides #OndoDecides2020

The Independent National electoral commission, INEC, has reacted to reports of a boat conveying INEC officials and materials that capsized in Ilaje LGA of Ondo State. Responding to an inquiry by PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday, a spokesperson to the commission, Festus Okoye, said the there was no casualty, and no[Read More…]

INEC recruits 17,000 ad hoc staff ahead of Ondo Election

Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, no fewer than 17,000 persons would be recruited as ad-hoc staff for the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission. According to the commission, the recruits comprised 15,000 corps members and 5,000 undergraduates of the federal higher institutions in the[Read More…]

INEC rejects notice of governorship primary sent to it by the ruling APC for Ondo Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has rejected the notice of governorship primary sent to it by the ruling All Progressives Congress. The electoral body hinged its decision on the fact that the notice was signed by only the party’s acting national secretary. It said that was contrary to the[Read More…]