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Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC
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Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that it will continue improving in ways it carries out its duty to enhance transparency in the country's electoral process.   INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini who appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday November 25, said the Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results just like its counterparts in the United States following the launch of the commission's results portal.   Igini said the deployment of the public viewing portal eradicated electoral fraud in Edo and Ondo governorship election as Nigerians saw the result almost after the ballot was casted.   The Resident Electoral Commissioner also described the political el...
Voters Without Face Masks will not be Allowed to Vote in Edo and Ondo Elections-INEC
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Voters Without Face Masks will not be Allowed to Vote in Edo and Ondo Elections-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021, however, the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will run on the existing order. INEC disclosed this in a document released on Monday in Abuja, which was tagged, "Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic", and signed by its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. The electoral umpire decried the rising cost of elections in the country, saying it would be liaising with the National Assembly to see how political parties can nominate replacements for dead representatives in line with a Supreme Court judgment that votes belong to the parties and not individuals. The commission sa...
We Transmitted Result To INEC Server – Atiku’s Witnesses Claim
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We Transmitted Result To INEC Server – Atiku’s Witnesses Claim

After weeks of legal filibustering, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, kickstarted its case in earnest with the presentation of six witnesses at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Abuja, yesterday. PDP and its presidential candidate had approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll. PDP and Atiku have the next nine days to establish their case. Hearing continues today at the tribunal. Former spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Buba Galadima, who claimed he was still a member of the ruling party led five others to testify against the APC and President Buhari. Mr. Adejuyitan Olalekan, a Presiding...
Samuel Ortom Wins Re-election as Benue Governor
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Samuel Ortom Wins Re-election as Benue Governor

Samuel Ortom has won his re-election bid as Governor of Benue state, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was declared winner of the just concluded supplementary governorship election in the state. Samuel Ortom, who recently defected to the PDP, defeated his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 31 other contestants. Declaring the result, the state returning officer, Sebastain Maimako, said Mr Ortom polled a total of 434,473 votes to beat Mr Jime who got 345,155 votes. Before the supplementary election, Mr Ortom had scored 410,576 votes and had a lead of 81,554 votes over Mr Jime who had scored 329,022 votes. The supplementary election was held in 204 polling units in 22 local governments, which had a total of 121...
APC Results Are Like Ijebu Garri – Reno Omokri
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APC Results Are Like Ijebu Garri – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has compared the election results of the All Progressive Congress Party to Ijebu Garri, meaning it is small at the polling unit, but big at the collation centre. see what he wrote... "I warn @INECNigeria that APC’s result must not be like ijebu garri again. Small at the Polling Unit and big at the collation centre. No more selection. We insist on election."
Fayose Loses Polling Unit, Ward To APC
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Fayose Loses Polling Unit, Ward To APC

Ayodele Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti State lost his polling unit and ward to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in today's House of Assembly election in the state. The former Governor of Ekiti State failed to deliver his polling unit and ward in his hometown, Afao Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun local government area of the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose lost his polling unit at St David’s Primary School and ward as the APC candidate in Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency (2), Hakeem Jamiu, polled 168 votes to defeat the PDP’s candidate, Sunday Omosilade, who got 26 votes. The election was conducted after Omosilade, who was Fayose’s personal assistant, had in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) signified his intention to withdraw from...
Journalist abducted while taking photos of underaged voters in Plateau
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Journalist abducted while taking photos of underaged voters in Plateau

A journalist with Premiumtimes, Kunle Sanni, was today abducted while taking photos of underage voters at a polling unit in Plateau State.   Sanni armed with his camera, was taking photos of the children who were brandishing their voters card when he was reportedly accosted by an APC agent who spotted him.   The agent reportedly instructed thugs loyal to the governing party to surround the polling unit and bar the reporter from exiting. He was later allowed to go but as he stepped out of the polling unit, he unknowingly walked into an ambush and was promptly forced into a taxi and driven to an unknown destination where his abductors forced him to delete the images.   Mr Sanni said the incident occurred at the polling unit of Governor Simon Lalong, Polli...
Atiku Wins Polling Unit
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Atiku Wins Polling Unit

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has won his polling unit as PDP polled 161 and 207 votes to defeat APC that got 99 and 76 in Governorship and State House of Assembly elections respectively. It would be recalled that APC defeated PDP at the same polling unit during presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23. ADVERTISEMENT The results of Ajiya Ward 012 Polling Unit, Yola North Local Government Area, Jimeta, where the PDP presidential candidate voted yesterday, were listed thus: Governorship: ADVERTISEMENT Invalid votes 4, SDP 1, GPN 1, ADC 51, APC 99, PDP 161 House of Assembly: Invalid votes – 5, APDA 2, ADC 25, SDP 2, APC 76, PDP 207
El-rufai Wins Polling Unit
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El-rufai Wins Polling Unit

Kaduna State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate , Malam Nasir El-Rufai has won his polling unit 024,Ungwar Sarki ward ,Kaduna . El-Rufai on Saturday garnered 367 votes at his polling unit, while his major contender , Honourable Isa Ashiru of the People's Democratic Party ,(PDP)polled 59 votes . Abdullahi Sadiq ,the Presiding Officer announced the results .
Ajimobi Fails To Deliver Polling Unit To APC
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Ajimobi Fails To Deliver Polling Unit To APC

At Ward 11 , Unit 20 , Oluyole Community Grammar School, Ibadan South West Local Government , where Governor Abiola Ajimobi voted, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has an overwhelming votes of 149, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled total votes of 112 in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Gbenga Daniel Wins Polling Unit For APC Candidate, Dapo Abiodun
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Gbenga Daniel Wins Polling Unit For APC Candidate, Dapo Abiodun

The All Progressives Congress, APC has won the polling unit of Otunba Gbenga Daniel in the governorship election in Ogun state. According to the result announced at the polling unit, Olukokun polling unit, Isote, Makun, Sagamu, APC polled 150 votes against the 13 votes recorded by the PDP while APC scored 96 votes. I therefore enjoin all to please go and cast your vote on Saturday for Dapo Abiodun in the overall interest of our people. With best regards,” he said.
Agbaje’s Running Mate, Oluyemisi Haleemat Busari Loses Polling Unit To Sanwo-Olu
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Agbaje’s Running Mate, Oluyemisi Haleemat Busari Loses Polling Unit To Sanwo-Olu

The Deputy Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Oluyemisi Haleemat Busari, has lost her polling unit to his All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Busari polled 15 votes against Sanwo-Olu’s 40 at the 021 polling unit of Ward A, Unit 021 in Adekunle Anglican Primary School, Makoko, Lagos a few metres from her residence at Denny Estate. In the House of Assembly, APC polled 41 against PDP’S 13.
Card reader develops faults at Sanwo-Olu polling unit
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Card reader develops faults at Sanwo-Olu polling unit

The Presiding Officer at the polling unit 019 has disclosed that one out of the two smart card readers is malfunctioning and efforts are on to get it to work or replace it. This has delayed accreditation and voting, where Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to cast his vote. The presiding officer, who declined to give her name, however, assured that the situation is under control. The challenge with the card reader is to be revalidated on timing and date inputs, and that the crisis has been reported to Registration Area Centre Control IT official for correction.
Daniella Okeke Says She’s Tired of Nigeria After Presidential Election Results
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Daniella Okeke Says She’s Tired of Nigeria After Presidential Election Results

Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke has stated that she is tired of Nigeria and she’s willing to flee the country. She apparently made the statement in reaction to the presidential election results being read by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Daniella Okeke started off by stating how her voting experience was peaceful. She even shared the result from the polling unit which showed PDP to be victorious. I HAD A PEACEFUL VOTING EXPERIENCE TODAY O. NO WAHALA, I EVEN STAYED TO DEFEND AND COUNT MY VOTE AND PDP WON 244 VOTE TO APC 133… HOW WAS URS? Hours later, the curvy actress shared another post on Instagram to express her anger at Nigeria. According to her, she is willing to leave the ciuntry. NOBODY SHOULD TELL ME TO CALM DOWN. ?? AM VEXING I WANT TO RUN AWAY FROM 9...
Okota OPC Leader Was Rescued By an Igbo Family
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Okota OPC Leader Was Rescued By an Igbo Family

The Okota OPC leader, Demola, who was said to have survived the lynching of a mob, is currently recuperating at a hospital after being rescued by an Igbo family. Demola was reported to have stormed a polling unit with his boys to disrupt proceedings there when the mob descended on him. Initial reports had it that he was burnt to death. But pictures of him at a hospital have proven the reports to be false. A picture of the OPC leader at a hospital eas shared by an Instagram blog @postnaija with the caption: “This is Demola, the notorious Lagos thug that snatched and burnt ballot materials with his boys in Ago, Lagos. He was reportedly rescued by an Igbo family living along the road who took him to the Hospital where he is recuperating.”
Uche Nwosu Wins Polling Unit For Buhari
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Uche Nwosu Wins Polling Unit For Buhari

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has won his polling unit for President Buhari. The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari won Atiku Abubakar at Uche Nwosu’s polling unit. Recall that Nwosu had promised to deliver Buhari in his polling unit. However, he won his polling unit in Eziama Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state for Buhari with 711 against PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar’s 50 votes. In other reports, Atiku Abubakar, narrowly defeated President Muhammadu Buhari ‎of the All Progressives Congress at the polling unit of Governor Aminu Tambuwal in Sokoto State. The governor voted at Unit 011, JNI Nizamiyyah Islamic School in Tambuwal, Tambuwal Local Govern...
Abdulsalami Abubakar Urges Candidates to Accept Election Result
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Abdulsalami Abubakar Urges Candidates to Accept Election Result

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar has urged candidates to accept the outcome of the presidential election that took place yesterday. Abdulsalami Abubakar said this while addressing journalists after he cast his vote at the Hill Top, Water Tank polling unit in Chanchaga Local Government Area on Saturday. He called on the contestants to be aware that only one of them would emerge the winner and urged those who lost to concede defeat for the sake of peace. Abubakar, who said without peace there would be no election, appealed to all contestants to accept the results when they are released, regardless of if they win or lose. He said; “I want to appeal to all contestants to know that only one of them will emerge the winner, and I hope the losers will accept,”
Fake Election Observer Arrested With Ballot Papers in Jigawa
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Fake Election Observer Arrested With Ballot Papers in Jigawa

A fake domestic election observer, was yesterday arrested by the police in Jigawa state. The suspect was arrested with ballot papers and cash. The suspect identified as, Mansur Ahmed, was arrested along Birnin Kudu to Chiyeku Road, in Jigawa State, with sensitive customised as well as face caps and jackets bearing the inscription: ‘Domestic Election Observer’. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) tags, two vehicle plate numbers, chunk of money and ballot papers in his possession. According to Auwal D. Sankara (Fica), Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Jigawa State on New Media, the suspect was caught during the police raid with the sensitive materials which he held in order to gain easy access to restricted areas meant for personnel with due accreditation. ...
Donald Duke Loses His Polling Unit to Atiku
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Donald Duke Loses His Polling Unit to Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party and former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, lost his polling unit in  Ward 5, Unit 5 polling unit at Diamond Hill, Calabar, Cross Rivers state to PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Duke pulled only six votes while Atiku pulled 291 votes. There was wild jubilation when the results were announced at about 6pm at the polling unit.
Excitement As Banky W Wins His Polling Unit
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Excitement As Banky W Wins His Polling Unit

Banky W shares results from his polling unit as he wins ,He wrote : My polling unit Marwa, has 16 voting points. We just finished counting the 5th one. The whole crowd here was countingand cheering for us, even ppl who voted for other parties (Lol) This feels amazing. Something special has begun, MDP we DID THIS!!! MDP: 50 PDP: 40 APC: 30 My polling unit Marwa, has 16 voting points. We just finished counting the 5th one. The whole crowd here was countingand cheering for us, even ppl who voted for other parties (Lol) This feels amazing. Something special has begun, MDP we DID THIS!!! MDP: 50 PDP: 40 APC: 30 pic.twitter.com/vBnILbCgVD — Banky Wellington (@BankyW) February 23, 2019
Corper Goes Into Hiding, Crying As Gunmen Storm Their Polling Unit
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Corper Goes Into Hiding, Crying As Gunmen Storm Their Polling Unit

Heartbreaking moment NYSC corper working for Inec in rivers burst into tears crying in fear of her life after gunmen with fully automatic assault machine gun rifles stormed their pulling unit and started shooting and killing people! See more and Watch Video below   View this post on Instagram   Rivers State Is On Fire!!!! Heartbreaking Moment NYSC corper working for Inec Burst into Tears Crying in Fear of Her Life After Gunmen with Fully Automatic Assault Machine Gun Rifles Stormed Their Pulling Unit and Started Shooting and Killing People!!! A post shared by Gossip Mill Nigeria (@gossipmillnaija) on Feb 23, 2019 at 7:50am PST
Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers
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Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers

National Youth Service Corps members working as ad hoc staff for INEC has escaped death after gunmen reportedly invaded a polling unit in Rivers State. The incident reportedly occurred in Bonny local government, Rivers State and the gunmen were reported to be over 20. They invaded the unit with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, carting away ballot boxes, looting and robbing electoral officers. As at the time of this report, the unit is deserted, everyone has scampered for safety. Bonny LGA, Rivers State at the moment. The lives of NYSC ad-hoc INEC staffs in danger as gunshots rebt the air. #NigeraDecides2019 This is coming after a similar incident was reported in the Ikota Area of Lagos. Suspected thugs and ballot boxes snatchers ...
Woman Stabbed in The Face at Polling Unit in Osun
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Woman Stabbed in The Face at Polling Unit in Osun

A woman has been stabbed in the face at polling unit during an altercation with another woman while they waited to cast their votes in Osun state According to a report by hit.ng, the incident took place at the Lagere area of Ile-Ife in Osun. The lady whose name could not be verified at the time was stabbed by another voter while on the queue. A fight had ensued over who was and who wasn’t on the said queue. According to witnesses present at the scene of the incident, the victim was stabbed in the face with a bottle. The Police in the state has reportedly arrested the assailant Speaking on the incident, AIG Adeleye Oyebade who is in charge of Zone 11 in Osun, has confirmed the incident and investigation will start after the election.
Presidential Election 2019: Atiku Has Just Cast His Vote
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Presidential Election 2019: Atiku Has Just Cast His Vote

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Abubakar Atiku has just cast his vote at his polling unit of Ajiya in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa. Atiku was earlier reported to be having difficulties getting accredited to vote, even after the INEC agents had arrived at the polling unit an hour before.   He has just updated on his social media profile on his successful accreditation and now being able to cst his vote. He wrote: I just cast my vote at Ajiya Ward in Yola, Adamawa State. Go out and cast your vote too if you have not done so yet. -AA #NigeriaDecides2019pic.twitter.com/TXE9oi6XU3
Photos of Buhari  Spying Who His Wife Aisha Voted For
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Photos of Buhari Spying Who His Wife Aisha Voted For

President Buhari has once again displayed his comic side to Nigerians as he was captured on video checking who his wife Aisha voted for. The President was reported to have cast his vote as early as 08:15hrs, moments after the arrival of the INEC agents at his polling unit in Daura, Katsina State. But immediately after casting his vote, as he made way from the polling unit, the President made a brief stop beside his wife to peep on if she had voted for him or for another of his opponents. Aisha Buhari, who was caught unawares smiled as she caught her husband peeping through her shoulder. The President also smiled about the situation and moved away from the point. The hilarious moment was captured on video and the video has since gone viral. Buhari peeping whether Aisha vo...
PDP Presidential Candidate: Atiku Yet to Cast His Vote
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PDP Presidential Candidate: Atiku Yet to Cast His Vote

Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku yet to cast his vote at his polling unit of Ajiya in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa. The election in the area is reported to have begun since 8:00am, but the presidential candidate has not yet been accredited. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that voting has commenced in earnest at the unit and other centres across the metropolis. Some of his aides who arrived at the unit, however, said the PDP flag bearer  “should be coming any moment from now.” President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC candidate, voted in Daura, Katsina State, four minutes after the commencement of polling.
“I Am Going To Be The Winner”, Says Buhari As He Votes
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“I Am Going To Be The Winner”, Says Buhari As He Votes

Nigeria’s incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said he will be the winner of the presidential elections after he cast his vote at his polling unit. The president and his wife, Aisha Buhari, voted at the Sarkin Yara Ward A, Kofa Baru polling unit (03), Gidan Niyam in Daura local government area of Katsina State. Buhari said he was hopeful over the outcome of the exercise. “Very hopeful indeed!” he retorted as he was swarmed by reporters. Buhari, when asked if he will accept defeat and congratulate the winner if he loses, bullishly responded: “I will congratulate myself, I am going to be the winner.” Buhari, who seeks reelection as president of Nigeria, arrived Daura, Katsina State yesterday from Abuja. The president arrived for accreditation around 8:00 am wearing a ...
INEC Reveals the Seven Offences you Must Not Commit on Election Day
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INEC Reveals the Seven Offences you Must Not Commit on Election Day

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the seven offenses Nigerians are not to commit when they go to cast their votes during the forthcoming general elections. INEC released the list ahead of the general elections which commences on February 23rd. See list of the seven offenses to stay away from during vote casting: 1. No campaigning for votes, or persuasion of voters to not vote for a candidate. 2. No shouting of slogans concerning the election, or in support of any party 3. No one should be in possession of an offensive weapon or wear any apparel calculated to intimidate voters. 4. No one is allowed to use a vehicle bearing the colour or symbol of a political party or candidate 5. No one is allowed to loiter at polling units without lawful excuse ...
Suspected Political Thugs Arrested By Troops In Osun, Pistol Recovered
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Suspected Political Thugs Arrested By Troops In Osun, Pistol Recovered

Some suspected political thugs in the Ilesa area of Osun State have been arrested by troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Safe Conduct and a pistol with three cartridges was recovered in the process. This was prior to the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections which were earlier fixed for February 16. According to Punch, the suspects were apprehended at around 7.30am on Saturday at Iwajara Junction, Ilesa, while planning to disrupt the Saturday elections which have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission till February 23. In a statement released by the army, the suspects arrested were on a motorcycle and armed with dangerous objects as they plan to disrupt the polling unit in the Ilesa-East Local ...
Seven Steps To Cast Your Vote
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Seven Steps To Cast Your Vote

If you are a registered voter and your name appears on the register of voters at your polling unit, you are qualified to vote. Below are the seven steps you must take to vote successfully and make your vote count. On each Election Day, polling stations will open for Accreditation and Voting from 8:00 am to 2.00 pm. However, voters on the queue before the close of poll at 2:00pm will be accredited and allowed to vote. Voting Procedure Step 1: At the polling unit, join the queue. An INEC official will check if you are at the correct polling unit and confirm that the PVC presented belongs to you. Step 2:  An INEC official will confirm if your PVC is genuine using the card reader. You will be asked to place your finger on the card reader. Step 3: An INEC official will ask fo...
How To Check Your Polling Unit Online And Confirm Registration Status
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How To Check Your Polling Unit Online And Confirm Registration Status

You can now check your polling unit online and confirm if you're a REGISTERED VOTER! Click link below. It's Innovative. To check your polling unit online visit www.gotomypu.com To check if you are a registered voter, Simply select your: 1.) State 2.) Surname and 3.) Date of Birth https://voters.inecnigeria.org
Foreigners Not Prohibited from Political Campaigns
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Foreigners Not Prohibited from Political Campaigns

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has clarified that there is no law that prevents foreigners from coming to Nigeria to campaign for political candidates ahead of the forthcoming general election, noting, however, that they cannot contest or vote during the elections. This is coming as the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Agbonlahor, has warned that military personnel have no business around the polling units during the elections. The Plateau State CP, however, clarified that all other security agents may be deployed in the voting centres but not the Army, Air Force or the Navy. Answering questions at an expanded stakeholders’ forum organised by INEC in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the electoral body...
2019 Polls: Here Are 7 Easy Steps To Locate, Collect Your PVC
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2019 Polls: Here Are 7 Easy Steps To Locate, Collect Your PVC

2019 Polls: Here Are 7 Easy Steps To Locate, Collect Your PVC With barely less than 97 days to the commencement of the 2019 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has informed Nigerians that the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) should be collected at the Ward (Registration Area). The electoral body stated this in a statement issued on its PVC locator platform to registered voters who are yet to collect their PVCs. “With the decentralization of the collection of Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), INEC has instructed that PVCs be collected at the Ward (Registration Area). “This tool provides a means of identifying where exactly your ward is located so you can go there to pick up your PVC. If you experience challenges or have further questions, please contact...
APC’s Oyetola Wins Osun Gov Poll
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APC’s Oyetola Wins Osun Gov Poll

GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the All. Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has won the Osun State governorship election by scoring 255505 votes to defeat his main rival, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 255023 votes. Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola The Social Democratic Party, SDP, candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore scored 128053. Declaring the result at the INEC office in Osogbo under heavy security presence, the Presiding Officer for the election, Prof Joseph Adeola Afuwape said: “That Adegboya Oyetola of the APC, having satisfied the requirement for this election is, hereby, declared winner of the election and is hereby returned winner‎.” 48 political parties participated in the keenly contested election. Summary of results ...
Osun Rerun : It’s Impossible To Snatch Ballot Box
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Osun Rerun : It’s Impossible To Snatch Ballot Box

The Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has assured the electorate, voting at the state re-run election, of adequate security as voting process commences on Thursday. OSUN ELECTION—Policemen trying to keep off PDP supporters protesting at the INEC office over the inconclusive result of the Osun governorship election, yesterday. Photo: Dare Fasube. Agbaje gave the assurance when he visited the polling unit at Ward 5, Unit 17, on Adewale Street, Alekuwodo Area in Osogbo. He said INEC and the ad hoc staff were ready to conduct the election and that “the deployment of heavy security is an assurance that nobody or individuals can distrupt the process. “INEC staff and ad hoc staff are prepared for the election and we have heavy security presence which will gurante...
INEC Flays Political Parties On Vote Buying
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INEC Flays Political Parties On Vote Buying

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the unethical culture of vote buying in Nigerian politics was being instigated by political parties in the country. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Rivers, Obo Effanga, who expressed the view Monday in Port Harcourt, said the electorate would not sell their votes if politicians and their parties don’t make offers. READ ALSO: Inconclusive Osun elections: It is nothing but a rape on our democracy – I Go Dye “If the political parties are not bringing money to buy votes, there won’t be vote buying, so the problem starts with the parties. Then there must be orientation for citizens to know that their vote is a very sa...
Osun Poll: Gov. Ortom Commends PDP, Voters
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Osun Poll: Gov. Ortom Commends PDP, Voters

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun for taking the lead in the inconclusive Sept. 22 governorship election in the state. Ortom gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. The PDP candidate Sen. Ademola Adeleke, took the lead in the election declared inconclusive by the INEC with 254,698 votes, closely followed by APC’s candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola who polled 254, 345 votes. Ortom said that the conduct of the Osun election reflected the resolve of many Nigerians to give their mandate to the PDP in the 2019 general elections. The governor also commended the people of Osun for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves during the poll. ...
Ademola Adeleke Wins Polling Unit In Osun Governorship Election 2018
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Ademola Adeleke Wins Polling Unit In Osun Governorship Election 2018

Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ademola Adeleke has won at his polling unit ward 2 PU 009 Abogunde/sagba Ede. PDP polled a total votes of 154, followed by APC with total votes of 35. Here is the results from Adeleke polling unit ward 2 PU 009 Abogunde/sagba Ede: Void – 8 PPA – 1 SDP- 2 APC – 35 PDP- 154
Omisore Decries Insufficient Electoral Materials In #OsunDecides2018
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Omisore Decries Insufficient Electoral Materials In #OsunDecides2018

Sen Iyiola Omisore, SDP governorship candidate observed his civic right at around 11:25 am at Moore Ward 1, Polling unit 003, inside Yemoo, National Museum extension, Moore, Ile-Ife. Omisore lamented about the situation of things, alleged there were insufficient electoral materials in some polling centers in Osogbo, while malfunctioning of card readers in some voting centres in Ife. He said that in Osogbo, some polling unit were not supplied with voting materials. Omisore charged the electorates that despite the irregularities of INEC, they should come out en-mass to exercise their civic right. Moreover, he disabused from the mind of the electorates collecting money for votes, said electorates has their future to protect, once they collected money for their civic right, they would no...
#OsunDecides2018 : We’re Yet To See Vote Buying – TMG
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#OsunDecides2018 : We’re Yet To See Vote Buying – TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, says it is yet to observe vote buying in the governorship election in Osun State. Coordinator of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi said this while addressing newsmen in Iragbi, Osun State. While she commended the electoral process, she said the group is yet to witness an form of vote buying in the places monitored. She said: “It’s been quite peaceful, we have seen a huge number of people come out and that means that the people of Osun State have decided to do what is expected of them on election day and also to elect the new governor for the state. We have been around and we have gotten reports from 250 observers on the field and from the report, INEC has improved particularly on logistic issues that they used to have. Their officials were out on ...
Osun Guber Poll : Police Deploy Adequate Personnel
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Osun Guber Poll : Police Deploy Adequate Personnel

The Nigeria Police Force said it has deployed adequate personnel for the Osun governorship election scheduled for Sept. 22. A statement by the force spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood on Sunday in Abuja, said that the Inspector-General of Police has directed a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in Osun. He said that the DIG in charge of operations, who has been deployed and would be assisted by eight Commissioners of police and other senior Officers. Moshood said the eight police area commands in Osun would be manned by a commissioner of Police. Police He said that two police Patrol Surveillance Helicopters, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 10 Armoured Personnel Vehicles and 300 Police patrol vehicles are already deployed to cover the entire State includi...
PDP Governorship Candidate Wins At His Polling Unit
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PDP Governorship Candidate Wins At His Polling Unit

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the Ekiti Governorship election, Prof. Olusola Eleka has defeated his opponents to win his polling unit. Prof. Olusola Eleka has won in his polling unit as counting began after voting on Saturday, according to News Agency of Nigeria report. Olusola Eleka, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate scored 452 votes in his unit in Ikere Ekiti, while Dr. John Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scored 105 votes. There are 1,103 registered voters in Unit 007, Ward 2, Okekuru, Ikere-Ekiti, where the PDP candidate voted. Recall that we earlier reported that Fayemi also won his polling unit of Isan Ward II Unit 9. While Fayemi polled 186 votes, Olusola Eleka got only 2 votes. In Polling Unit 7 ward...

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