News - the Independent National Electoral Commission

INEC Fixes August 15-17 For Collection Of PVC In Abuja

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission in the Federal Capital Territory has set aside three days for voters in the nation’s capital to collect their permanent voters cards.    

Adamawa Acting Governor Sets Up Panels To Probe Nyako’s Administration

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umaru Fintiri, has approved the constitution of two investigative panels of inquiry to investigate the former administration of Governor Murtala Nyako from June 2007 to June 2014.

INEC Releases List Of 20 Candidates For Osun Election

5 years ago /
Politics 

As the people of Osun State prepare for the August 9 governorship election in the state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday released the list of the 20 political parties and governorship candidates that will be contesting in the poll.

2015: Reps Summon Jega Over Alleged Irregularity In Distribution Of Voters Card

5 years ago /

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, summoned the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to appear before it within 72 hours over alleged haphazard distribution of the permanent voter cards in some states of the federation before the 2015 election.  

INEC Releases Press Statement On Osun Election

5 years ago /
Politics 

The distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to duly registered persons in Osun State has been on-going since March 7th, 2014, contrary to suggestions that there is a hindrance in the distribution of the cards. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) therefore urges every prospective voter in Osun State who is yet to collect his / her PVC to urgently do so, ahead of the state governorship election scheduled for August 9, 2014. For avoidance of doubt, only registered voters with PVCs will be able to vote during the election. This clarification is necessary against the backdrop of calls on the Commission in the last couple of days to ensure timely distribution of the PVCs. A political party had, at the weekend, accused INEC of being “painfully slow in processing the permanent voter cards;” while a non-governmental organisation, on Monday, urged the Commission to ensure timely distribution of PVCs before the governorship election – suggesting that the contrary is presently the case. It should be recalled, however, that the Commission undertook polling unit level distribution of PVCs to registered voters in Osun State from Friday, 7th March, 2014 to Sunday, 9th March, 2014, simultaneously with the conduct of the exercise in Ekiti State. In line with INEC’s guideline for the exercise, uncollected PVCs were at the end of the polling unit level distribution in March taken to respective local government office of the Commission in the state for subsequent issuance to legitimate holders. The distribution at the local government level has been on-going since then. In other words, all PVCs yet to be collected are at the 30 local government offices of the Commission in Osun State, awaiting legitimate holders to come for them. But the Commission disallows proxy collection to prevent abuse of the cards by unscrupulous persons. Prospective voters in the August 9 election who are yet to collect their PVCs are therefore urged to do so in readiness for the election. Kayode Robert IdowuChief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman

Nigerian Senate Passes Amended 2010 Electoral Act

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday passed into law the amendment to the Electoral Act.    

PDP Maintains Lead In The Lower Chamber As A.C.N Honourable, Abiodun Akinlade Joins PDP.

5 years ago /
Politics 

Honourable Biodun Akinlade, a federal House of Representatives member representing Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun state, is a member of the defunct ACN, who had earlier claimed that he didn't register during the All Progressive Congress APC membership registration exercise because he didn't believe in parties amalgamation finally joined the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.

2015 Election: Expect Less Security Presence - Jega

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it has no control over massive deployment of security personnel during elections.  

APGA Commends INEC On Ekiti Election

5 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA wants INEC to build on its success in the recently concluded Ekiti governorship to ensure that the upcoming 2015 general election sets the record as the most credible in the history.  

I Will Chase APC Out Of South West - Fayose

5 years ago /
Politics 

Ekiti Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has promised to chase the All Progressives Congress out of the South West.Fayose, who spoke after receiving his Certificate of Return at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said he would use his position as the new leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West to achieve this aim.

Federal High Court To Decide Fate Of Five Defected Governors

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will today deliver judgment in the suit seeking to declare the seats of the five governors that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, vacant.

INEC To Create Extra 30000 Polling Units

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to create additional 30000 units across the country.

Felix Obuah Gets Another Victory In Federal High Court, Abuja

5 years ago /
Politics 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Felix Obuah-led executive of the People's Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, the powers to conduct primaries and submit names of nominated candidates for the 2015 general elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.  

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Promises A Better 2015 Election Than That Of 2011

5 years ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega has assured Nigerians that the 2015 general elections will be far better than that of the 2011.  

Senators Disagree On Constitutional Amendment

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate experienced a rough session on Wednesday as lawmakers engaged in a heated debate over a bill seeking to further amend the 1999 constitution.    

House Of Representatives Extend Voters Registration By One Week

5 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's House of Representatives wants the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to extend the voters registration exercise by one week in the states where the exercise is currently going on to accommodate those whose names have been omitted from the register.  

INEC To Distribute Permanent Voters Card In 10 States

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will distribute permanent voters card to eligible voters in ten states of the federation between Friday May 23 and Sunday May 25, 2014.    

Ayo Fayose Takes Governorship Campaign To Rural Areas

5 years ago /
Politics 

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the June governorship election in Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has promised the rural dwellers provision of improved social amenities if elected as governor again.  

INEC Ready To Distribute PVC

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is ready to distribute the Permanent Voters Card PVC.                                     T

National Conference: Delegates differ on courts for electoral matters

5 years ago /

Members of the National Conference committee on political parties and electoral matters have been deliberating on whether the resolution of electoral disputes should remain with regular courts.