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We Have Damaged Petitioners’ Evidence – Ikpeazu, INEC Counsel

We Have Damaged Petitioners’ Evidence – Ikpeazu, INEC Counsel

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, eventually opened its defence today in the election petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu, its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election in Edo State, against the declaration of Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki as the winner of the election. The hearing before the

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Edo Tribunal Rules Against Delay

Thursday sitting of the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal ended on a rather controversial note after 6 pm this evening as counsel to the respondents opposed the application of counsel to the petitioners for an adjournment till Monday next week instead of tomorrow. The application by Roland Otaru, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, sparked off a heated debate


PDP Rejects Edo Guber Results

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State has rejected the results of the governorship election held Wednesday in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had declared Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC winner with 319,483 votes against 253, 173 votes won by his closest rival of the PDP, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The Challenge of Jega’s Successor

While appraising the herculean task ahead of Attahiru Jega, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, I recently wrote in this space that I am nominating the amiable academician as Nigeria’s “Man of the Year” because “my gut instinct tells me Jega will deliver free, fair and credible elections despite all


Jega To Retire with 7 National Commissioners, 16 REC’s

Indications have emerged, that Attahiru Jega, outgoing Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would retire alongside seven National Commissioners and 16 Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs by the end of the month of June. Akin Orebiyi, INEC’s REC in Lagos, dropped the hint in Lagos during the opening session of a two-day stakeholders’ review meeting on

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Elections: U.S Congratulate Nigerians, INEC

The United States Embassy in Nigeria on Monday, April 13, issued a statement urging dissatisfied political parties in the April 11 governorship and State House of Assembly elections to peacefully pursue their grievances in the judicial arena. The U.S Embassy said that it has seen reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and

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INEC Declares Imo Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the governorship election in Imo state inconclusive. The Returning Officer in Imo State, Professor Ibidapo Obe, declared the election inconclusive, due to the number of cancelled votes which stood at 144,715 in relation to the margin of win which is 79,529 by the candidate of the All Progressives

Voting Begins In Somolu LGA

Following the accreditation process for the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections that started early in most areas in Somolu Local Government, voting exercise has now commenced in many polling units across the LGA. The voting exercise, which started at exactly 1.30pm in some polling units in Akoka, Bariga and Fola Agoro, is being