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Governor Wike hail Senate’s u-turn on e-transmission of election results
Governor Wike hail Senate’s u-turn on e-transmission of election results

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has praised the Senate for allowing INEC to determine the use of electronic voting and transfer election results. Governor Wike said the decision is a good development for Nigeria and democracy, maintaining that what is important is to do what the people want. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media,…

Ekweramadu hails Senate on reversal of Electoral Act Amendment
Ekweramadu hails Senate on reversal of Electoral Act Amendment

Senator Ike Ekweremadu has commended the Senate for reversing itself on the use of electronic transmission of results. In statement after today’s plenary, the PDP Senator from Enugu State said what the Senate did on the Electoral Act Amendment is a huge victory for Nigeria’s democracy. Senator Ekweremadu recalled that he had assured Nigerians in July when…

Senate empowers INEC to decide voting, transmission of election results
Senate empowers INEC to decide voting, transmission of election results

The Nigerian Senate has reconsidered and adopted some controversial provisions in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, with some adjustments. These include Clause 52, which gives power to the Independent National Electoral Commission to determine the method of voting and transmission of election results. The Senate resolved to remove a section of the Clause, which expressly stated that…

INEC vows to go ahead with Anambra State governorship election 
INEC vows to go ahead with Anambra State governorship election 

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance due to public concerns over the security situation in Anambra and other parts of the South-East. Professor Yakubu made this known at an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Abuja. However, he warmed that INEC’s preparations for the election would be greatly affected if…

Court declines hearing of PDP leadership dispute
Court declines hearing of PDP leadership dispute

A Federal High Court in Lagos has refused to hear a suit on the leadership dispute within the People’s Democratic Party. The suit was filed by Eddy Olafeso, Rashidi Sunmonu, Daisi Akintan, Bunmi Jenyo, and Wahab Owokoniran. The plaintiffs want the court to stop any member of the PDP, except the embattled National Chairman, Uche Secondus, from…

INEC redeploys 5 REC, others; vows to exercise regulator powers
INEC redeploys 5 REC, others; vows to exercise regulator powers

The Resident Electoral Commissioners for Ogun and Osun states have changes positions, as Olusegun Agbaje moves to Ogun, while Professor Olayinka Raji takes over in Osun. Agbaje and Professor Raji are among five Resident Electoral Commissioners affected by redeployments approved by the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The changes, which also affected for INEC directors,…

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