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January 14, 2019 5:57 PM INEC begins recruitment ahead of 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has commenced recruitment to fill some ad-hoc positions, ahead of the forth coming general elections. INEC disclosed that interested Nigerians can apply for the role of registration Area Technology support. In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle, the electoral umpire said applicants can also apply 93

January 14, 2019 12:31 PM 2019: Bauchi lawmaker speaks on consequences of relocating collation centre

Tukur said this in a petition addressed to Bauchi INEC office obtained by DAILY POST on Monday. The lawmaker added that it’s a gross violation of the Nigerian constitution for INEC to relocate collation centre away from Zwall with the allege tacit support of the All Progressives Congress. “As a representative of my people in Tafawa Balewa, I should be officially 98

January 13, 2019 7:22 PM 2019 election: Archbishop of Lagos tells Nigerians candidates to vote

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has advised the electorate to vote into power, in the 2019 general elections, those they could trust. Martins gave the advice at the solemn dedication ceremony of St John’s Catholic Church, Igando, Lagos. He said that voters should not engage in selling of their Permanent Voter Cards 102

January 11, 2019 6:02 AM 2019 Election: INEC REC speaks on selling ballot paper

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Cross River, Dr Frankland Briyai has said that the commission did not sell ballot papers to anybody or group in the state. Briyai, who disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar, was reacting to the impounding of a truck with INEC materials and some ballot papers 91

January 8, 2019 6:35 AM 2019 election: Senator Abe under fire for ‘working’ with Wike to destroy APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has said that it was now clear that Senator Magnus Abe was being used by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike to destroy the party. Eze said this in a statement he forwarded to DAILY POST in reaction to the Federal High Court judgement that nullified the governorship 119

January 7, 2019 7:46 PM 2019: APC reacts as Court restrains INEC from recognizing its candidate in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC), said it was studying the Federal High Court ruling, restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognising any of its candidates for the forthcoming general elections in Rivers State. DAILY POST had reported that a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday restrained INEC from recognising 86

January 7, 2019 1:08 PM 2019 elections: INEC officially announces number of registered voters; hands register to political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has officially disclosed the number of registered voters to participate in the 2019 general elections. The electoral body said eighty-four million, four thousand and eighty four Nigerians would be casting their votes in the forthcoming elections. INEC, on its Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, also said it has handed 87

January 6, 2019 8:18 AM Amina Zakari explains relationship with President Buhari

Amina Zakari, the newly appointed head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre for the general election has addresed reports that she is related to President Muhammadu Buhari. But speaking on the allegations, Zakari in an interview with BBC News Igbo refuted claims that she is related to President Muhammadu Buhari 94

January 6, 2019 7:22 AM 2019: Junaid Mohammed explains Buhari’s relationship with Amina Zakari

A Second Republic lawmaker, and member of the 2014 National Conference, Junaid Mohammed, has reacted to the claim made by Amina Zakari, whereas she said that President Muhammadu Buhari was neither her uncle nor cousin. Mohammed also lambasted the Presidency for “trying to distance President Muhammadu Buhari from Amina.” He insisted that Amina is a blood-relation 95

January 5, 2019 5:53 AM 2019 election: Former APC presidential aspirant, Udeogaranya blasts INEC over appointment of Buhari’s niece

Former All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Charles Udeogaranya, has decried the appointment of Amina Zakari as head of collation of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the 2019 general election. Udeogaranya, now a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, described the appointment as a recipe for chaos. Zakari is said to be a relative 85