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INEC Akwa Ibom State to suspend collection of PVCs were violence is recorded

Following the disturbing trend involving attack of its personnel and forceful dispossession of Permanent Voter Cards – PVCs since the commencement of the last phase of PVC collection at Ward level, the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC has withdrawn its personnel and directed that PVCs collection in Ikono Local Government Area and EdemAya III,...

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INEC releases Voting procedures for general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC has released the voting procedures for the general elections. The electoral body made the announcement in an article entitled ‘How To Vote’ published on its website. With 36 days to the polls, INEC highlighted seven procedures the electorate should follow in casting their votes on the day of elections...

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INEC and heads of security agencies meet in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC has called for a different approach to the deployment of security forces during elections. The demand came about 37 days to the 2019 general elections, and at a time campaigns have commenced nationwide and preparations already at advanced levels. The chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this...

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INEC to experiment electronic transmission of results in 2019 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC has said it would only do a nationwide pilot electronic transmission -e-collation of results in the forthcoming general elections. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in his opening remarks at the Commission’s regular quarterly meeting with the media in Abuja where he said for the Commission to do full...

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INEC presents national register of voters to political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC has presented the national register of voters to political parties. The chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who made the presentation at the quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, further announced that for the 2019 general elections, the total number of registered voters in Nigeria is Eighty Four Million,...

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INEC debunks reports on ban of election result transmission in 2019 polls

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has dismissed reports on the ban on transmission of election results saying the Commission did not make such announcement. The INEC boss also faulted reports that the commission was under pressure to manipulate the 2019 general elections in favour of the ruling All Progressive...

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PDP rejects appointment of Amina Zakari as the chairperson of INEC Collation Center Committee

The People’s Democratic Party -PDP has rejected the appointment of Amina Zakari as the chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential election Collation Center Committee. The PDP presidential campaign organisation made this known by its director, media and publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, during a press briefing at the party’s campaign headquarters, saying it took the position...

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INEC dismisses allegation to rig 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to provide evidence that it’s plotting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the 2019 elections. PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan had advised INEC to distance itself from an alleged plot to compromise the Electoral Guidelines and pave...

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INEC urged to curb issue of underage voting in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC has been urged to ensure that the issue of under-age voting does not assume the character of the nation’s electoral process in the forth-coming general elections. A public analyst Barrister Edet Eyo Bassey who gave the charge in a chat with planet News said the issue of under-age voting which...