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‘I Resign’; ‘No, You’re Fired’; INEC, C’River REC In Drama Of Confusion

What looked like a drama occurred on Friday in Cross Rivers state as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, sacked the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Frankland Briyai after he announced his resignation. Briyai had announced his resignation on Thursday. According to him, during his resignation, he wants to contest the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election scheduled for November ...

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Court Remands Iwu, Ex-INEC Chairman, Over ‘N1.2bn Fraud’

A federal high court in Lagos, on Thursday, remanded Maurice Iwu, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in custody over allegations of fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Iwu before the court on four count charges bothering on N1.23 billion fraud. The anti-graft agency is accusing the former INEC chairman of playing a ...

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Tribunal: INEC REC, Igini Directed Me To Cancel Akpabio’s Votes- PDP Witness

Dr. Alloysius William, one of the witnesses called by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before the National Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in Uyo, stunned the court when he disclosed that he was directed by the INEC top official in the state to cancel votes cast for one of the candidates in the last election. William claimed before the tribunal ...

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I’ve Never Seen INEC Server, Says Atiku’s Star Witness

The star witness invited by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osita Chidoka admitted on Friday that he has never seen the purported server allegedly utilised by INEC to transmit results. When asked if he witnessed the transmission of the results electronically to the server, Chidka said no, but that he got the idea of server fro past ...

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Tribunal Orders INEC Chair, Zamfara REC To Produce Documents Requested By Atiku, PDP

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has ordered the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),Zamfara State to produce documents requested by the petitioners in the subpoena issued on them. Tribunal’s Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba issued the order on Wednesday on being told by lawyers to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ...

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INEC Official Was Caught With $10,000 On Election Day – PDP Witness

Likita Ali, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent, says an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was arrested with $10,000 on the day of the presidential election. Ali said this on Tuesday while being cross-examined by Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC. The witness said he served as agent of the PDP in Lafia local government area of Nasarawa ...

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INEC Finally Gives Okorocha Certificate Of Return

Rochas Okorocha, senator-elect of Imo west senatorial district has been issued a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Okorocha was initially denied the certificate by the commission over an allegation that he harassed INEC’s returning officer during the election and forced him to announce the election results under duress. INEC said on Tuesday that the decision ...

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We’re Worried About Rewarding Impunity, Says INEC On Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed reservations over the judgement of the federal high court, Abuja, directing it to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district. In a statement on Friday, the commission said it is worried that “if electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any individual can harass, intimidate ...

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Court Orders: INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates Of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it has withdrawn 25 Certificates-of-Return issued to some candidates that won the 2019 general elections, following court orders. The Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr Festus Okoye, said this at a ‘Forum on Media Coverage of 2019 General Elections’ held in Enugu on Monday, NAN reports. Okoye stated ...

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Imo Election: Trial Judge Hands-off Okorocha’s Case Against INEC

The Federal High Court judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, presiding over the case between the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has removed himself from the matter. Justice Taiwo was presiding over Okorocha’s suit seeking to compel INEC to issue him a Certificate of Return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District. INEC ...

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