Gubernatorial Elections: PDP Writes Yakubu, Seeks Improvement on Presidential Election

By Uche Mbah The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has written a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, Mahmud Yakubu, on the forthcoming governorship election, listing INEC’s sins of omission and commission during the presidential elections. The Governorship elections are billed to take place nationwide on Saturday the 9th of March, 2019, after it was postponed by the electoral umpire. There has been complaints by the main opposition party, PDP, about the outcome of that election. Consequently, the party rejected…

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INEC Contradicts Its Chairman, Denies Diaspora IDP Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied any intentions of voting by the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, not resident in Nigeria, as being widely reported in the media. Reports indicate that the INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, has stated that special arrangements have been made for the voting of internally displaced persons in Chad and Niger, with the press speculating that over seven million votes are expected to be garnered by the Diaspora IDP.Social Media reactions insisted that if that is going to happen, Government must allow diaspora voting completely,…

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2019: Uncertainty looms on INEC elections time table

With the former Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, boss, Attahiru Jega, advising his successor to go to court to challenge the senate decision on the 2019 election order of procedure, the stage is now set for electoral crisis. Palpable fears have been expressed on the independence of INEC, judging from the leadership of the electoral body, which has been alleged to be biased in favor of APC and president Buhari ab initio. Before the 2015 election, former president Goodluck Jonathan requested the nomination of INEC  Chairman from the then APC…

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