Tag: Political Parties

Breaking: Court restrains INEC from deregistering 31 political parties

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission from deregistering 31 political parties. Justice Anwuli Chikere, in a ruling, said INEC having failed to oppose the application by the applicants, the affected political parties had the legal right which must be protected. INEC had,[Read More…]

INEC Threatens To Deregister Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to deregister erring political parties. INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood said this on Friday while presenting certificates to the recently registered five political parties. He said the commission will sanction any of the political party that violates the laws. He said, “Commission will[Read More…]

Political Parties Support 2019 Elections Dates Declared By INEC

Political parties on Tuesday expressed support to the Independent National Electoral Commission for fixing dates ahead of the 2019 general elections. The parties announced the support to the commission in a communiqué at the end of their meeting with INEC in Abuja. INEC had on Thursday announced Feb. 16, 2019[Read More…]

Political Parties ID And UPP Deny Allegiance To Buhari Candidacy

The leadership of political parties; Independent Democrats and United Progressives Party, have denied pledging support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and adopting her candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for the March 28 presidential election. It would be recalled that 12 opposition parties reportedly pledged allegiance to the APC to enable[Read More…]

PDP & APC Leads As Transparency International Rates Political Parties In Nigeria Most Corrupt In The World

by Deji Abiodun Transparency International (TI), a global coalition fighting against corruption has stated that Nigeria’s political parties are the most corrupt in the world. The assertion was made in a graph that was published on its Twitter account. In a graph titled: “Where most people think political parties are[Read More…]

Godwin Onyeacholem: 2015 Election, The Charade Called Party Primaries

The primaries of the political parties which produced candidates for the 2015 elections have ended. However, Nigeria is the poorer for it. As it was in 1999, so it is in 2014. In fact, rather than getting better, things have indeed taken a turn for the worse. Give it to[Read More…]

Electoral Breaches: Attahiru Jega Moves To Sanction Political Parties

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it will soon apply sanctions for non-compliance with its timetable for the 2015 general elections. The commission’s Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Friday. “The time table has long been issued and it is on[Read More…]

Opinion: Ribadu, The APC Script In PDP And Muazu’s Permutation

Is President Goodluck Jonathan weary of this tricky, desperate but yet delicate political game, secretly unfolding for 2019 in his own party, and which is capable of undermining his 2015 project? Let a President who has a discerning heart understands the politics of time and the other side of the[Read More…]

How A Political Party Offered N14m Bribe To DSS For Osun Election

The Department of State Service (DSS) has alleged that it was offered N14 million by an unnamed political party to influence the Osun State gubernatorial election last Saturday. At a media briefing in Abuja yesterday, the Deputy Director Public Affair of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, said the organisation was offered the[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: And The Winner Is…Fayemi!

Although I have told the story before, I do not think of anything better which speaks to a time like this. In March 1993, the then two political parties, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and National Republican Convention (NRC) had their national conventions to elect their presidential candidates. While the[Read More…]