Politics

Rivers poll: Why collation of results was stopped, by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed why the collation of results of the Rivers State governorship election which held on March 9 was halted.
According to INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, the electoral body was forced to stop the counting of votes and announcement of the results over what he described as a problem at the Commission’s office in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
He explained that before the decision to postpone the announcement of results, INEC had met with security agencies over the matter.

Supplementary elections: Nigerian govt closes Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto land borders

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of the land borders in states where supplementary elections will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

A statement from the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede, confirmed the order for the closure of the land borders of Adamawa, Benue and Sokoto states, from the Minister of Interior. The closure will be effective from 12 noon on Friday, March 22 to 12 noon on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

However, the statement does not include the closure of the borders of Bauchi, Plateau and Kano states.

Nigeria is in danger, says Obasanjo

.Laments level of disunity

By Valentine Amanze
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has decried what he described as high level of disunity in Nigeria.
He also lamented that the situation was worse than what was experienced during the civil war.
He stated this during a one-day 2019 annual retreat/conference organised by the Association of Chief Audit Executive of Banks in Nigeria (ACAEBIN) which held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, yesterday.

Court declines to stop collation, announcement of Rivers Governorship, Assembly election results

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday declined to give an order stopping the collation of results of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers on March 9.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling in an application filed by the plaintiffs, Mr Biokpomabo Awara and Ben-Gurion Peter of the African Action Congress, (AAC), held that the application was such that the court could not grant without hearing from the other parties.

Again, INEC insists no certificate of return for Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that there is no going back on its decision regarding the Imo West senatorial district election.

The National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, disclosed this to reporters at a briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

He noted that the commission was aware that the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who was declared as the winner of the election had gone to court because he was not presented with his certificate of return.

Imo: Bye Okorocha, welcome Ihedioha

By Valentine Amanze
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Falana to Nigerian govt: Probe military’s involvement in 2019 elections

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to probe and sanction the involvement of military personnel in Rivers and other states during the 2019 general elections.
Falana stated on Tuesday that the Nigerian Army was not deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or President Muhammadu Buhari to provide security in any of the collation centres in Rivers State, tagging their role as ‘Illegal’.

INEC challenges Court order stopping collation of Bauchi governorship election result

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has challenged the powers of the court to stop the collation and announcement of the Bauchi State governorship election result which was held on March 9.
This comes barely 24 hours after a Federal High Court in Abuja restrained INEC from proceeding with the poll in the state.
The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, had ordered the commission to stop the process having received an application from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor of the state, Mohammed Abubakar.

Jonathan shot himself in the foot, he could have defeated Buhari in Court – Galadima

.Says Atiku will get victory in court

Obi donates N1m to Umueri school (Photo)

The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP in the February 23, 2019 Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, with Corps members serving in Stella Maris Secondary School, Umueri, after he presented a cheque of N1 million to the school for continued infrastructural development.

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