News - INEC

Peaceful Conduct Of Polls, Low Turn Out Of Voters In Anambra

1 day ago /
Anambra Election 

Commercial and social activities were closed on Election Day in Awka, capital of Anambra state, as the people cast their votes in the governorship election. Though there was low turnout of voters at some polling centers visited as the electorate came out to exercise their civic responsibilities, the election was widely...

Ohanaeze Cautions On Anambra Election

2 days ago /
Anambra Election 

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo is calling on the independent national electoral commission, INEC, security agencies and other relevant stakeholders in the November eighteen Anambra state governorship election to ensure that the electorate’s votes count.  Speaking in Enugu, President General Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, warned that any attempt...

Anambra Election: APGA’s Obiano Has No Contender – Umeh

3 days ago /
Politics 

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Victor Umeh, says Governor Willie Obiano has no contender in the Anambra governorship election. Mr Umeh, who is also the Director of Obiano Campaign Organisation, said this on Thursday in Awka, the state capital. “Political parties are registered to contest elections,” he said. “Even...

Buhari Assured Me Anambra Election Will Be Free, Fair – Ohanaeze President

3 days ago /
Nation 

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo says President Muhammadu Buhari has assured him that the Anambra Election set to hold on Saturday, November 18, will be free and fair. Nwodo also said the people of Anambra State and all the political parties in Anambra state should turn out in...

Yakubu Reads Riot Act To Politicians, Electoral Officials

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has urged candidates and parties contesting in the november 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election to avoid any form of inducement to influence poll officials. Prof Yakubu said INEC was committed to ensuring free, fair and credible exercise that reflects only the...

Voters Urged Not To Sell Their PVCs

4 days ago /
Nation 

Eligible voters in Nigeria have again been told to guide their permanent  voter’s cards (PVC) with all seriousness and avoid the antics  of desperate politicians  who may want to buy their PVCs. Speakers  at a roundtable on Tuesday in Abuja who  gave the advice  also appealed to the electorate  not to...

APGA Seeks Free, Fair Anambra Election

6 days ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has called on the independent national electoral commission (INEC), security agencies and other federal government establishments to be above board, non partisan and ensure that the electoral guidelines, rules and regulations are strictly adhered to as well as provide an even playing field for the...

INEC Debunks Reports Of Missing Material For Anambra Election

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is not aware of any missing sensitive election materials for the Anambra state governorship election and that it has not received any official report to that effect. This was contained in a statement issued by the commission in response to some publications in...

INEC Registers 104, 805 New Voters In Bayelsa

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission said on Thursday it had so far registered 104, 805 voters in the on-going Continuous Voters Registration in Bayelsa. The INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Mr Clement Oha, explained that 68, 825 voters were registered in the first phase, while 35, 980 voters were registered...

Anambra Election: REC Says INEC Needs N1billion

1 week ago /
Nation 

Anambra state resident electoral commissioner, Nkwachukwu Orji says around one billion naira is needed to conduct hitch free elections in Anambra state. The commissioner said this during the situation room dialogue session with the independent national electoral commission and the Nigeria police on the November 18 election. He said the cost of...

Akwa Ibom Govt Asks INEC To Expand Registration Centres

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

As part of efforts to boost citizens’ participation in the 2019 General elections, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expand the locations of the Continuous Voter Registration to accommodate residents of riverine and other remote areas of Akwa Ibom State. Governor Emmanuel...

Southeast Governors Urge FG To Fix Federal Roads, Airport In the Region

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governors of the South-East have called on the Federal Government to urgently fix the Federal roads and the Akanu Abia International Airport in Enugu State. Speaking during a meeting with the members of the National Assembly from the region at the Enugu Government House, Chairman of the forum, Governor Dave Umahi of...

INEC Says Its Ready For Anambra Election

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral  Commission, Inec, Professor Mahmood Yakubu says the commission is more than ready for a smooth conduct of the upcoming Anambra state governorship elections. Yakubu said this at the Nigeria civil society situation room dialogue session in Abuja. He expressed satisfaction with the commission’s preparedness for...

INEC Fixes November 18th For Idemili North State Constituency By-Election

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Nov. 18 for the by-election into the Idemili North State Constituency of Anambra state. The commission disclosed this in the timetable and schedule of activities issued by the commission’s secretary, Augusta Ogakwu on Thursday in Abuja. According to the timetable notice of the by-election would be issued...

Electoral Offences Commission Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate‬

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate moved a step further on Wednesday to pass a bill for an act, which seeks to establish the national electoral offences commission. In his lead debate, Senator Abubakar Kyari said Nigeria was in urgent need of a special commission to prosecute electoral crimes, which he said have led...

Fayose Seeks Fair Conduct Of Ekiti Election

1 month ago /
Nation 

Following the July 14, 2018 date announced for the conduct of the Ekiti state governorship election by the independent national electoral commission (INEC), governor Ayodele Fayose wants the commission to conduct a free, fair and acceptable poll devoid of manipulations.  The governor told newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Friday that...

Kaduna postpones local government election indefinitely

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna state independent electoral commission (KAD -SIECON) on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of local government elections earlier slated to hold on December 30. The chairperson of the commission, Saratu Dikko made the announcement after an emergency meeting with the state house of assembly committee on judiciary in Kaduna. According to...

INEC Releases Dates For Ekiti, Osun Governorship Election

1 month ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission INEC, has fixed 14 July 20-18 for the conduct of Ekiti state governorship election. Addressing newsmen at the headquarters of INEC in Abuja, the national commissioner in charge of voter education and election monitoring, Solomon Soyebi said campaigns by political parties and candidates will begin on...

INEC Holds Consultative Meeting With Media

1 month ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC has been examining new ways to improve elections in Nigeria as it begins preparations for the governorship elections in Anambra, Osun and Ekiti states as well as the 2019 general elections. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, told newsmen during a quarterly consultative meeting between the...

Governor Obiano Seeks Fair Polls In Anambra

1 month ago /
Nation 

Governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano wants the independent national electoral commission INEC to ensure impartial conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in the state Speaking to state house correspondents on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso rock villa in Abuja, the governor dismissed claims that his...


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