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Those Who Did ‘Orubebe’ In The Governorship Election

In 2015, during the collation of the presidential election results, a mild drama occurred when Mr Godsday Orubebe, a polling agent for the PDP and an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan publicly opposed the results collated. The former Minister of State for Niger Delta had alleged that INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, had taken sides with the main opposition political party, All Progressives Congress, APC. For close to thirty minutes, Orubebe refused to allow for the collation of the presidential results which was…

Can We Escape This Gathering Storm? By Nnia Nwodo

Forty-eight hours after our elections, we still have no results. There is hardly any voter in Nigeria, who does not know the results of elections in his polling booth. The INEC server is down, yanked off by INEC. Conflicting results dominate the social media. The two major national parties claim contradictory victories. Returning officers in Rivers and Imo claim to be under siege, being executed by a minister and a governor respectively. Igbos in Lagos are being threatened for exercising their civic rights to vote. This…

Announce Only APC And PDP Results, Anxious Nigerians Beg INEC

Following the commencement of the announcement of the 2019 presidential election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, anxious Nigerians have begged the commission to announce only the results of the top two political parties in the country. The phrase ‘APC and PDP’ is currently trending on Twitter as Nigerians are urging INEC chairman to fast-track the announcement as they are too eager to know who becomes Nigeria’s next president. THE WHISTLER reports that the announcement of presidential results…

INEC Opens Collation Centre, Reconvenes Till 11am Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has opened the result collation Centre for the 2019 elections in Abuja. The chairman of the commission, Mahmoud Yakubu, declared it opened on Sunday. Yakubu, who made the declaration during a press briefing, however said collation of results will begin on Monday by 11am. He said, "At the moment no scope is around. Some of them are expected tonight. "Accordingly, proceeding are adjourned. We will return 11am tomorrow for the collation of result."

2019 Election: Coalition Center Opens 6pm On Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said that the collation centre at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, would open on Sunday. This was made know by the commission’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, during the last day of the daily briefing at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. “The collation centre will open on the 24th February, here at the International Conference Centre at 6pm.” he said Ahead of the polls tomorrow yakubu also said the national situation room located…

Underage Voters, Sponsors Will Be Arrested, It’s An Illegality, Says INEC Boss

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has called on Nigerians to report underage voters to officials of the commission and security agencies. Prof Yakubu disclosed that underage voting remains an illegality that will not be condoned by the commission, as both the underage voters and their sponsors will be arrested. He stated this today, February 22 during the final media briefing of the commission in preparation for tomorrow’s general elections. “Underage voting is…

Finally, INEC Concludes Movement Of Personnel, Election Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said all arrangement are now in place ahead of the presidential and national assembly election tomorrow, Saturday. Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu said this on last day of the daily briefing at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. He said the commission has concluded the movement of all personnel and election materials nationwide, adding that the election will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday. He said, “Nigerians will elect a president out…

2019 Polls: INEC Expects 72.7m Nigerians To Vote On Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said 72, 775, 502 Nigerians now have Permanent Voter Cards, PVC. Only Nigerians who hold the PVC can vote in next Saturday’s election. The commission said while there are 84, 004, 084 registered voters, 11, 228, 582 Nigerians are yet to collect their PVCs. Speaking on Day Four of the daily press briefing, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu said, “The last date for the collection of PVC’s was 11th February 2019. “Out of 84, 004, 084 registered voters,…

Journalists Question INEC Chairman On Safety Of Election Materials

At today’s briefing by the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Materials, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, pelted him with questions on the sanctity and safety of next Saturdays Presidential and National Assembly Elections in view of media reports about alleged wrongly delivered ballot and election results sheets in parts of the country. At least three media representatives from The Punch, Peoples Daily and Aljazera asked the INEC chairman to assure Nigerians the election would hold as scheduled in view of media reports that some…

INEC Waves Visa Fee For All International Observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has waved visa fee for all International Observers. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement on Thursday during a press briefing. Yakubu said the development is in conjunction with the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, adding that it is to enable those who intend to travel out of the country after the presidential election and return before the governorship election do so. He said, “Some observers may want to leave the country after elections this…
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