APC writes INEC, demands fresh governorship election in Bayelsa

David O Royal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding for a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa. Mr Yekini Nabena, the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said this at a news conference on Sunday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Supreme Court had
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Let’s Give Peace A Chance, Diri Tells Opposition

  Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has urged opposition parties to give peace a chance and join hands with him in his bid to rebuild the state. Mr Diri was declared the winner of November 16, 2019, Bayelsa election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a day after the Supreme Court sacked Mr … Continue reading Let’s Give Peace A Chance, Diri Tells Opposition

Party deregistration: AA charges INEC to sanction erring big parties

David O Royal

By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has been charged to wield its big stick against the big political parties flouting its rules rather than being a bully to smaller political parties. This was disclosed by the National Chairman of Action Alliance, Adekunle Omoaje after his emergence at a Special Mini-Convention held at
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Bayelsa Election: INEC Has Appropriated Judicial Powers To Interpret Laws – Oshiomhole

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of assuming the power of the judiciary to itself by declaring the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Duoye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State. Senator Diri was sworn in as the fifth civilian governor … Continue reading Bayelsa Election: INEC Has Appropriated Judicial Powers To Interpret Laws – Oshiomhole

INEC Releases New Bayelsa Governorship Election Result, Excludes APC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the reviewed result of the Bayelsa State governorship election. This comes about three months after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, was returned elected as the winner of the November 16, 2019 poll. In the new result released at the INEC … Continue reading INEC Releases New Bayelsa Governorship Election Result, Excludes APC

Bayelsa Poll: Why We Declared Duoye Diri As Winner After Supreme Court Ruling – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday declared Senator Duoye Diri as the winner of the governorship election in Bayelsa State. Senator Diri contested the election held on November 16 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Although INEC had returned the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David … Continue reading Bayelsa Poll: Why We Declared Duoye Diri As Winner After Supreme Court Ruling – INEC

UPDATED: INEC declares PDP candidate, Diri, winner of Bayelsa guber election

  The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri, winner of the Bayelsa governorship election. The Supreme Court, in an unexpected turn of event, sacked the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate, David Lyon, Thursday over alleged misinformation on the certificate of his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
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BAYELSA SUPREME COURT VERDICT: We‘ll obey order when we get it – INEC

Temisan Amoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared its readiness to act on the Supreme Court judgement but cannot do so now because It is yet to get the court order at press time. Sacking the APC candidates, who would have been sworn-in today, the apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel
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INEC’s bloody axe and the political remnants

ON a hot, dusty harmattan day last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, loaded its gun and pulled the trigger, terminating 74 political parties. The grieving remnants were left to bury their dead in what seemed a most unkind Valentine gift. A number of the leaders of the affected parties have refused to be
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INEC’s weeding of unviable parties

AS Nigeria gets set for the 2020/2023 electoral cycle, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, February 6, 2020, announced the deregistration of 74 out of the 91 odd political parties which took part in the 2019 general elections. The electoral umpire now has 18 political parties on its register. The Chairman of the
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Bayelsa: INEC to meet over Certificate of Return

ABUJA: The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC would on Friday meet to take a decision in respect of Thursday’s order of the Supreme Court which ordered it to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Bayelsa state, Chief David Lyon.

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[Breaking] Bayelsa: INEC to meet over Certificate of Return

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC would on Friday meet to take a decision in respect of Thursday’s order of the Supreme Court which ordered it to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Bayelsa state, Chief David Lyon.

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Supreme court: Imo Assembly passes vote of confidence

David O Royal

….Calls for arrest of Imo REC, Returning officer By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri The Imo state House of Assembly, yesterday passed a motion for an absolute vote of confidence on the supreme court Justices for the January 14, 2020 verdict that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor, and validated Hope Uzodinma, as lawfully elected governor of Imo.
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1999, 2003 election results missing – INEC

Hamed Shobiye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared on Thursday the results and data for the 1999 and 2003 general elections were missing from the Commission’s archive. The Commission, however, said the results for the 2019 elections are available on its website. The INEC National Commissioner on Election and Party Monitoring, Prof. Anthonia Okosi-Simbina, disclosed these
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Bayelsa: INEC will effect Supreme Court judgment once served – Okoye

David O Royal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will effect the Supreme Court ruling on Bayelsa governorship election once it is served with the certified true copy of the judgment. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
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BAYELSA: We’re yet to get supreme court order – INEC

David O Royal

…Diri’s meeting of 25 per cent spread raises anxiety By Clifford Ndujihe THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared its readiness to act on the Supreme Court judgement sacking Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo but cannot do so now. Reason: It is yet to get the court order. Sacking
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We will obey Supreme Court order on Bayelsa — INEC

David O Royal

By Omeiza Ajayi The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said it would act on the judgment of the Supreme Court directing it to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon. INEC, however, said it was yet to be served
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De-registration of political parties: Is it constitutional?

Temisan Amoye

By Justice Usman Bwala So much dust was raised over the de-registration of parties done recently by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. So much arguments and counter-arguments for and against the de-registration of the parties. What is the true position and effect of the deregistration of the parties, was it legal or not? To
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INEC releases timetable for Kwara Assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the by-election into Patigi Constituency in Kwara House of Assembly. The timetable and schedule of activities, signed by Secretary to INEC, Mrs Rose Anthony  was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ilorin. According to the timetable, conduct of
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Kwara Assembly by-election: INEC releases timetable

David O Royal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the by-election into Patigi Constituency in Kwara House of Assembly. The timetable and schedule of activities, signed by Secretary to INEC, Mrs Rose Anthony was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ilorin. According to the timetable, conduct of
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APC urges INEC to de-register more political parties

David O Royal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register more political parties to sanitise Nigeria’s electoral system. Mr Nwachukwu Eze, the Chairman of Ebonyi Chapter of APC made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abakaliki. Eze said that the de-registration process
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