News - INEC

BREAKING: Senate Okays Two RECs, Rejects One

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Ambassador Rufus Akeju (Lagos) and Dr. Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lawmakers however rejected the nomination of Ahmad Bello Mahmud based on the recommendation by the Senate Committee on INEC in its report which...

2019 Elections: The Buhari I Know Will Want A Normal Process – Tinubu

1 day ago /
Nation 

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not support any form of imposition of candidates within the party. Tinubu said this on Wednesday during an interview with reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He was reacting to the controversies that have accompanied...

Buhari Congratulates Obiano, Commends Anambra People, INEC, Others For Peaceful Polls

3 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 governorship election in the state. According to the president, the processes leading to the...

IGP Commends Police, Others For Peaceful Anambra Election

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has commended personnel of the police and other security agencies deployed to Anambra State to ensure adequate security during the just concluded governorship election in the state. Mr Idris gave the commendation in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr...

Obaze Rejects Obiano’s Victory In Anambra Governorship Poll

4 days ago /
Politics 

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance coasted home with a landslide victory in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Obiano, who won in all the 21 local government areas of the state, floored his arch rivals, Tony Nwoye of the...

Anambra Election: Osita Chidoka Concedes Defeat, ‘Salutes’ Supporters

4 days ago /
Politics 

Governorship candidate of the United Progressives Party, Mr Osita Chidoka, has conceded defeat in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Mr Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation and ex-Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, wished the governor-elect well and thanked his supporters for standing by him. “We thank all our volunteers, party...

Fayose Congratulates Obiano On Overwhelming Victory

4 days ago /
Politics 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Governor Willie Obiano for his landslide victory in the just concluded Anambra election. The governor, who spoke on Sunday through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, was convinced that the results clearly showed that connection to the people...

APGA’s Obiano Secures Second Term By Overwhelming Victory

4 days ago /
Politics 

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and incumbent Governor of Anambra State,  Willie Obiano has succeeded in his re-election bid after securing a landslide victory over 36 others gunning for his position. The Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra, Professor Zanna Akpagu, declared the governor winner of...

Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Willie Obiano winner of the November 18 Anambra state governorship election. Returning officer for the election, Professor Zana Akpagu who declared the results said the incumbent governor defeated his closest contender, Tony Nwoye of...

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

6 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 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...


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