Just In: INEC Tasked on Electronic voting -Video



An election monitoring group, Centre for Justice and Rights, CAJR, has again called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to consider discarding the manual method of voting and collation of results so as to reduce incidences of poor logistics which characterized the recently held election especially in the North Central States of the country.

SOURCE: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/04/election-appraisal-inec-tasked-on-electronic-voting/

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Full Video: INEC speaks on completion of 2019 election -Video



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would respect the decision of the court regarding whether or not to issue a certificate of return to Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Chairman Information and Voter Education of the Commission, Festus Okoye, stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja

“As at today, he (Rocahs Okorocha) has taken his case to court. It will be more prudent to wait for the outcome of the matter he has filed in court before we make any further comment,” he said.

Adding that “If at the end of the day, the court makes an order that we (INEC) should give him his certificate of return, the commission will obey such order. If on the other hand, the court takes a different position and makes order consequential orders in relation to the conduct of elections in Imo West, we will also comply with whatsoever the court decides.”

The Commission also said it had release timetable for the resumption and completion of collation of election result in Rivers State.

INEC had on March 10, suspended the election of Rivers state due to widespread disruption of elections and violence in Polling.

From the timetable collation is expected to start April 2 and end April 5, thus giving the people of Rivers state the opportunity to know who their next governor will be.

From the results so far collated, the two leading candidates in the election are Awara Biokpomabo candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), and Nyesom Wike candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

An Abuja Federal High Court had on Wednesday threw out a petition filed by Biokpomabo to halt collation of election result in Rivers.

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Secondus presents ‘statistical proof’ on how PDP will win all INEC's inconclusive elections -Video



National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has presented statistical records, which places his party at a vantage position ahead of the rescheduled inconclusive elections.

Speaking at the party’s 85th Emergency National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Secondus Said except for Plateau state where the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Simon Lalung, is ahead of the candidate of the PDP, Jeremiah Usani; the PDP has maintained a clear lead in the remaining six states. Adding that the inconclusive elections have left the nations polity tense

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared some governorship and state assembly elections inconclusive.

The affected states are Kano, Benue, Adamawa, Sokoto, Rivers, and Plateau.

Vice Presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, speaking during the meeting said the PDP and Nigerians have refused to be happy slaves. He said the choice of the party to challenge the outcome of the presidential elections must be supported by all and sundry.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki alleged that winners of the 2019 elections are ashamed of the process, adding that INEC must be ashamed of itself having supervised the conduct of an election with the highest number of inconclusive elections.

Also speaking at the event, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, accuses INEC of setting a dangerous political president. He said the commission failed to lead by example, citing African countries where elections were held with on case of inconclusive polls. He Said the PDP will win all the reschedule election by the grace of God.

The PDP lost the February 23, presidential elections to incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the APC. However, the Party has since filed petition praying the Presidential Election Tribunal to declare its candidate, Atiku Abubakar winner of the election or annul the election and call for a fresh election.

The APC has described the PDP prayers before the tribunal as “signs of depression.”

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Let court decide Okorocha's fate – INEC -Video



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would respect the decision of the court regarding whether or not to issue a certificate of return to Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Chairman Information and Voter Education of the Commission, Festus Okoye, stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja

“As at today, he (Rocahs Okorocha) has taken his case to court. It will be more prudent to wait for the outcome of the matter he has filed in court before we make any further comment,” he said.

Adding that “If at the end of the day, the court makes an order that we (INEC) should give him his certificate of return, the commission will obey such order. If on the other hand, the court takes a different position and makes order consequential orders in relation to the conduct of elections in Imo West, we will also comply with whatsoever the court decides.”

The Commission also said it had release timetable for the resumption and completion of collation of election result in Rivers State.

INEC had on March 10, suspended the election of Rivers state due to widespread disruption of elections and violence in Polling.

From the timetable collation is expected to start April 2 and end April 5, thus giving the people of Rivers state the opportunity to know who their next governor will be.

From the results so far collated, the two leading candidates in the election are Awara Biokpomabo candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), and Nyesom Wike candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

An Abuja Federal High Court had on Wednesday threw out a petition filed by Biokpomabo to halt collation of election result in Rivers.

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PDP LEADERS MARCH TO INEC OFFICE, PROTEST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION -Video



Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) marched to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday to protest the outcome of the presidential election.

According to a tweet by INEC, Uche Secondus, the PDP national chairman, led many of his party’s supporters to the commission’s office at Maitama around 3 p. m. on Tuesday.

The PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have rejected the result of the presidential election and vowed to challenge it in court.

The opposition party also accused the army of working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the elections.

The commission said some of its national commissioners, May Agbamuche-Mbu, Mohammed Haruna and Antonia Simbine, received the protesters.

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