INEC Chair swears-in 9 RECs, warns against transgression

Photo Caption: The combined meeting of the Hon. Chairman INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and members of the Commission with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and the swearing-in of new RECs to fill vacancies in nine States of the Federation. Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday, swore-in nine newly Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) that were recently appointed by the president and cleared by the National Assembly. Yakubu at the ceremony in Abuja urged the RECs to understand and operate within the limits of their…

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“We conducted free, fair, credible election in Kogi”, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a statement by its National Commissioner and member of, the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mohammed Haruna, in Abuja, said that the Nov. 11 governorship election held in Kogi was free, fair and credible, faulting claims that it tampered with the accredited figures of voters in the election. The statement reads: “The attention of INEC has been drawn to some media reports alleging it tampered with the accredited figures of voters in Kogi governorship election results uploaded on the INEC Result Viewing (IReV)…

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‘Labour strike won’t affect election’ – INEC

…Says Commission has no candidate in polls The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has said that the planned nationwide strike by Organised Labour will not affect today’s governorship elections in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa States. The Commission’s Head of the Department of Voter Education and Publicity, Imo State, Emanuella Ben-Opara, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Owerri, the State capital, on the level of preparations for the Saturday’s election in the State. According to her, the Commission got assurance from the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), before…

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Newly appointed REC from Akwa-Ibom won’t be sworn-in now – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has said the newly appointed Resident Electoral Commission (REC) from Akwa-Ibom State, Etekamba Umoren, will not be sworn-in until the tenure of the current REC from the State, Monday Udo-Tom, expires in January. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education, Sam Olumekun, and the spokesperson to the INEC Chairperson, Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this to newsmen in separate responses Friday and yesterday. Olumekun corroborated Oyekanmi, when he said: “The new REC can only assume duties after the expiration of the tenure of…

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IReV: ‘No result upload glitches for Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi polls’ – INEC assures voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reassured voters that there won’t be glitches with the upload of results on the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) for the Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi polls. The INEC Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who made this known during a television programme on Friday, said: “We have been using the IReV for all governorship elections, but it (2023) was the first time we deployed it for the general election setting. Well, we had a glitch for some hours, and we fixed it. But I can…

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INEC makes U-turn; says results of Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo guber elections will be transmitted electronically

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the results of the November 11 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States will be transmitted electronically. Recall that the Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ofiong Efanga, recently, at a press conference, said that the commission would adopt a manual mode of transmission of the governorship election results.  However, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, during the monitoring of the mock election in Lokoja, Kogi State, said whatever the Bayelsa REC must be disregarded. He said: “The method is as…

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Supplementary Election: ‘No Governor-elect yet in Adamawa State’ – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State. National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye said on the Commission’s Twitter handle that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa state and the Returning Officer have been summoned to Abuja with immediate effect. This followed the premature announcement of the winner of the election when collation had not been concluded by the Resident Electoral Commissioner who is not empowered to do so.

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2023: INEC reveals date for supplementary elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has fixed 15th of April, 2023 for the completion of all pending governorship, national, and state assembly supplementary elections. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this yesterday at a press conference. Although governorship and legislative elections have been concluded in most parts of Nigeria, the elections were declared inconclusive in some states and legislative districts. The Commission, therefore, said it would announce a new date for the election. INEC wrote on its Twitter page yesterday afternoon: “Arising from its…

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INEC to issue Certificates of Return to Govs-elect, others from March 29

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has fixed Wednesday, March 29 to Friday March 31 as days for the issuance of Certificates of Return to Governors, Deputy governors-elect and States Houses of Assembly members-elect. Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye made the declaration in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday. “By the provisions of Section 72(1) of the Electoral Act 2022, the Commission is mandated to issue a certificate of return within 14 days to every candidate who has been returned elected under the law.…

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“We are yet to fix date for supplementary NASS elections” – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims that it will hold supplementary Presidential and National Assembly elections in concurrence with the governorship and State House of Assembly polls.  National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, in an issued statement, said INEC is yet to fix a date for supplementary National Assembly elections in about 15 States. The Commission said what will be conducted with State Assembly and Governorship elections today are one senatorial election in Enugu and one House of Representatives poll in Edo State. Okoye…

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