Nigeria: General Elections 2019

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INEC to resume Melaye’s recall exercise Oct 3

INEC to resume Melaye’s recall exercise Oct 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today released an amended timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District. According to a statement signed by the Commission’s Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, the verification notice to kickstart the exercise will be issued on 3rd October. The last […]

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON RECALL OF A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF A STATE AND AREA COUNCIL OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON RECALL OF A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF A STATE AND AREA COUNCIL OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

      Question: What is a Recall Petition?   Ans:  A petition submitted by electorates of a constituency for withdrawing their elected representative from a Legislative house.   Question: What are the steps involved in Recalling a legislator?   Ans: Submission of a petition to the Chairman of INEC, signed by more than 50% […]

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Press Statement on the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye as Senator Representing Kogi West.

Press Statement on the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye as Senator Representing Kogi West.

It will be recalled that in obedience to an interlocutory order of the Federal High Court, Abuja given on 6th July, 2017 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stayed all actions relating to the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District.   Judgment in the suit was delivered yesterday, […]

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INEC DECLARES SAIDU MALALA, WINNER OF DUKKU STATE CONSTITUENCY BYE-ELECTION

INEC DECLARES SAIDU MALALA, WINNER OF DUKKU STATE CONSTITUENCY BYE-ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared, Saidu Kawuwa Malala, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner in the last Saturday’s State Constituency bye-election, held in Dukku, Gombe state.   Malala emerged winner after polling 7,060 votes to defeat candidates of six other parties in an election that was generally adjudged peaceful.

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INEC ADVOCATES THE USE OF ADR TO REDUCE CASES OF ELECTION LITIGATION

INEC ADVOCATES THE USE OF ADR TO REDUCE CASES OF ELECTION LITIGATION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) to identify strategies that would reduce violence and litigations in the Nigeria’s  electoral process.   The Chairman of the Commission, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, made the call today when the Council of ICMC, led by its President, Barrister Emeka Obegolu, paid […]

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THE PETITION TO RECALL HON. ABUBAKAR GALADIMA KUKI, MEMBER REPRESENTING BEBEJI CONSTITUENCY IN THE KANO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

THE PETITION TO RECALL HON. ABUBAKAR GALADIMA KUKI, MEMBER REPRESENTING BEBEJI CONSTITUENCY IN THE KANO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Further to the Press Statement issued on Monday, 14th August, 2017 on the above, the petitioners through their representatives who presented the petition have written to the Commission to withdraw same. Accordingly, the Commission will take no further action on the matter, the petition having been withdrawn. Prince Adedeji Soyebi Chairman, Information and Voter Education […]

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SEVEN POLITICAL PARTIES TO CONTEST DUKKU NORTH STATE CONSTITUENCY BYE-ELECTION

SEVEN POLITICAL PARTIES TO CONTEST DUKKU NORTH STATE CONSTITUENCY BYE-ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that seven Political Parties would field candidates for this Saturday’s Dukku State Constituency bye-election in Gombe.   According to a statement signed by the Acting Secretary to the Commission, John Irem, the Contesting parties are: the Action Alliance (AA) with Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed as its candidate; the Accord Party […]

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