The INEC Chairman said this on Monday in Abuja when he played host the Foreign Affairs Minister of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Seinmeier, and his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, in his office in Abuja
In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, INEC also said that there would be Continuous Voter Registration in the affected states from November 13 to 17
The decision was earlier taken in the Committee of the Whole to retain Clause 29 in the proposed amendment to Section 29 (1) of the principal act
Austin Okojie, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, who announced this to newsmen in Jalingo, said the distribution was going to cover the areas affected by communal and religious crisis
He said the affected polling units were 41 in Ilorin West, one in Offa, two in Edu, one in Oke-Ero and one in Ifelodun local government areas of the state
This development does not only give confidence to electorates, it also compels political office holders to perform in order to avoid been voted out; these are good developments for our democracy as a nation
The statement, signed by the Commission’s Acting Secretary, H. Adamu, said sequel to the order, preparations for the election, scheduled for October 11, has been put on hold
“I am yet to see the court order but I still believe that the right thing to do under the circumstances is not to proceed with this meeting until we get a sufficient clarification
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed INEC for acting too little, too late by issuing a warning on illegal public political broadcast and campaign, saying INEC’s belated action is highly suspicious.
The wise King Solomon rightly posits that, “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverb 29:2).
THERE is every reason to be apprehensive as the 2015 presidential election approaches.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the recently conducted Senatorial bye-election in Niger East Senatorial District, Barrister David Umaru has sued the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Shem Zagbayi and 388 others at the National Assembly Election Tribunal.
The National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has been accused of instigating court case against the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has said that politicians with criminal records will be stopped from contesting the 2015 general elections.
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, a coalition of major pro-democracy groups in Abia State has urged a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, to contest for Abia North Senatorial seat.
President Goodluck Jonathan has been enjoined to without further delay sack the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, before he plunges the nation’s politics into crisis.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned those nursing the plan to postpone the 2015 general elections to perish the thought, saying Nigerians will not accept, under any guise whatsoever, any scheme by desperate elected officials to get tenure elongation by subterfuge.
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Prof. Atahiru Jega on Thursday disclosed that the current insecurity in Borno, Adamawa states will not prevent the Commission from conducting elections in the North East in 2015.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the so-called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it cannot conduct a by-election to fill the vacant seat in the Kwara State House of Assembly because the parliament has not followed the legal procedure.