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PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

2019-11-12 13:38:04

The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission to end its alleged tilt towards underhandedness in the processes leading to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state. In a statement today by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said INEC’s failure to openly inform stakeholders on the election modalities, particularly the use of card readers, mode of accreditation, voting, as well as collation, transmission and declaration of results from the polling units to the final declaration, raises questions on the sincerity of the commission to deliver a credible election. The PDP argued that such… continue reading


PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

2019-11-12 13:37:57

The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission to end its alleged tilt towards underhandedness in the processes leading to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state. In a statement today by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said INEC’s failure to openly inform stakeholders on the election modalities, particularly the use of card readers, mode of accreditation, voting, as well as collation, transmission and declaration of results from the polling units to the final declaration, raises questions on the sincerity of the commission to deliver a credible election. The PDP argued that such… continue reading


INEC begins plans for 2023 general elections, cautions against do or die politics

INEC begins plans for 2023 general elections, cautions against do or die politics

2019-07-11 15:11:08

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, says the Commission has commenced plans for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of the 2019 poll. Yakubu, who disclosed this on Thursday at the 2019 Post Election Review Meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Ikeja, Lagos State, said the Commission is determined to improve the electoral process. He said the commission is confident and has high hope that the Resident Electoral Commissioners, just like the other stakeholders will also rise to the occasion. The INEC chairman added that since July 8 in Lagos, the commission has… continue reading


Witness in presidential tribunal insists election results were transmitted electronically

Witness in presidential tribunal insists election results were transmitted electronically

2019-07-08 14:46:55

Peter Uzioma Obi, a witness presented by the Peoples Democratic Party and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar says he was trained to transmit results of the 2019 presidential polls. Obi said he was one of the registration area technicians appointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the 2019 presidential election. He was the second witness presented by the PDP today, speaking after Buba Galadima. While responding to questions under cross-examination from INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman, he said it will be wrong to say that the results of the presidential polls were not transmitted electronically. INEC had said that… continue reading


Second term: I thank God, Nigerians – Buhari

Second term: I thank God, Nigerians – Buhari

2019-02-27 03:23:38

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his re-election for a second term of four years, saying that he thanks God and Nigerians for the victory. He made an acceptance speech at his presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja shortly after the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, declared him as the winner. Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who scored 11,262,978. The President also stated that his administration would continue to fight corruption, insecurity and improve on the economy. “The new Administration will intensify its efforts in… continue reading


INEC Election Result 2019: Edo PDP commends security agencies, electorate

INEC Election Result 2019: Edo PDP commends security agencies, electorate

2019-02-26 10:53:43

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has commended security agencies and the electorate in the state for their conduct during last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Chairman of the party in the state, Dan Orbih, gave the commendation on Tuesday in a media chat in Benin City. Orbih said that the security agencies displayed high level of professionalism and non-partisanship during the elections. He added that the conduct of party members and voters was “very impressive and mature even in the face of intimidation by members of the ruling APC’’. He, however, said that such commendation could not… continue reading


INEC shifts collation as PDP, APC disagree over winner

INEC shifts collation as PDP, APC disagree over winner

2019-02-25 04:08:22

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday adjourned the collation of the results of last Saturday’s elections until 11:00 a.m. today. At the formal opening of the collation centre in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said he was adjourning the exercise because no state collation officer had arrived in Abuja with the results of the presidential election. Agents from the various political parties, election observers and journalists were present at the collation centre . Earlier, Yakubu had told journalists that Ekiti State had concluded the collation process and that the officer was on his way to Abuja with the results.… continue reading


INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

2019-02-20 05:13:09

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over his order to security agents to kill ballot box snatchers during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari, who is the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress had at a meeting with the APC leaders, on Monday, said anyone who snatched ballot boxes would pay for it with his life, adding that he had given orders to security agents to be ruthless with such people. He had said, “I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead… continue reading


Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

2019-02-18 04:13:51

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all. We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would… continue reading


PDP alerts UN, peace committee to alleged threats to 2019 elections

PDP alerts UN, peace committee to alleged threats to 2019 elections

2019-01-07 03:06:09

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted the United Nations (UN) and Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee of the threat posed to the February general elections by President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged desperate self-succession bid. “We want the whole world to know that Nigeria is in a perilous time. President Buhari’s desperation for self-succession has become the major threat to our national unity, stability and peaceful electoral process. Having realized that Nigerians are rallying behind our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as their next president, the Buhari Presidency is now seeking ways to enmesh the electoral process in crisis,” the PDP declared at… continue reading


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