INEC proposes 142 recommendations to improve electoral process

INEC proposes

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, says the Commission has come up with 142 recommendations to improve the future electoral process. Yakubu disclosed this at the opening of a 2-day Induction Retreat for Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) yesterday, in Lagos. He said the Commission had published the report of the review of the 2023 elections, adding it was already available on its website, adding that in addition, there is also the outcome of the retreats and engagements with stakeholders, which is right now being published.…

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‘Why FCT council elections won’t hold next year’ – INEC

INEC on FCT elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has said it won’t conduct council election in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, next year. The electoral umpire asserted that holding council election next year in the FCT will amount to violation of the law. It referred some members of the public, especially politicians, who are insisting on conduct of council election in the FCT next year, to the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 (as amended) with respect to the tenure of Area Council Chairmen in the Territory. According to the Commission,…

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‘Why Nigerian President must be stripped of power to appoint INEC’s chair’ – Agbakoba

…Wants INEC unbundled Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and also a member of the Uwais committee, Olisa Agbakoba, has recommended the unbundling of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), noting that their responsibility is too much. According to him, “INEC is the largest printer of paper in Nigeria. It is not their job to be printing. The Commission is doing far too many things; in the Uwais committee report, we recommended removing the function of regulating political parties from INEC, by the creation of a political…

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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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2023 Polls: EU debunks call for INEC Chairman’s sacking

The European Union (EU) in Nigeria has debunked a report that the Commission, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI) are calling for the sack of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. In a letter, which is currently circulating on social media, the EU was said to have noted that the Saturday’s election were marred by numerous cases of electoral malpractice, lack of transparency and constitutional operational failures in a clear violation of democratic principles . However, the…

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2023: ‘PDP, LP, ADC’s request for INEC Chairman to step down is illegal’ — Keyamo

Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), Festus Keyamo, has urged Nigerians and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disregard the call by the coalition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party, and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the cancellation of the collation of the presidential election results. His plea, which is the collective decision of the APC-PCC, was made at their counter-world press conference, which took place in Abuja, yesterday. In attendance were the Special Adviser, Media, Communications, Dele Alake, and Public…

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2023:’Thugs now target BVAS machines, not ballot boxes’ Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has stated the Bimodal Voter Identification System, (BVAS) has become a target of attack by political thugs in some parts of the country. Briefing newsmen on complaints received so far from across the nation, Yakubu said thugs attacked a polling unit in Safana local government area of Katsina State, and another polling unit in Oshimili local government area of Delta State, carting away six and two BVAS machines respectively. He, however, said that the stolen machines have been replaced,…

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2023: ‘No PVC, no voting’ – INEC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday in Abuja, insisted that no eligible voter in Nigeria will be allowed to cast vote in the forthcoming general elections without a Permanent Voter Card, (PVC). Fielding questions from participants after presenting a paper on “INEC and the Challenges of ICT- The Way Forward,” Yakubu insisted that technology will be deployed to actualize a credible, fair and hitch-free general election. He assured that the Bimodal Voter Registration System, (BVAS), is highly secured, intact and cannot be compromised…

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Arewa Youths link Uzodimma to alleged plot to sack INEC Chairman, demands investigation 

The Arewa Consultative Youths Movement, (ACYM) has linked Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma to an alleged plot to sack the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. To this end, the ACYM has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the governor over the alleged plot and also the plot to deactivate the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). Recall that the opposition political parties had last week raised concerns over fresh plots to truncate the 2023 general election, including stopping the use of BVAS and electronic transmission of results.…

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