Adamawa Election: INEC Writes IGP, Request Immediate Investigation

At its meeting today, 18th April 2023, the Commission discussed matters arising from the Adamawa Governorship election and decided to: 1. Write to the Inspector-General of Police for the immediate investigation and possible prosecution of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari. 2.   Request the Secretary to the Government of […]

Atiku vs Tinubu: 25% of FCT votes not needed to win presidential election, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says  Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the February 25 presidential election. Bola Tinubu, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the winner of the presidential poll with 8,794,726 votes. Atiku polled […]

INEC configure 6865 BVAS machines for Saturday’s election as 22 machines still missing

Sixty thousand, eight hundred and sixty five BVAS machines have already been configured for the conduct of the Saturday 18th governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections in Rivers State INEC resident electoral Commissioner Johnson Alalibo Sinikiem disclosed this yesterday during the Inspection and distribution of sensitive materials at the CBN office in Port Harcourt […]

INEC Postpones Governorship, State Assembly Elections To March 18

Barring any further extensions, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reached a decision to postpone Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections to March 18, 2023, The postponement was due to the commission’s inability to promptly commence reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines utilized during the February 25 presidential election to enable […]

INEC has started distributing sensitive materials ahead of Saturday elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started distributing election materials ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections holding on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Election materials have already been distributed in some states including Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Benue, Cross River and Ekiti. Confirming the development, the Ekiti State Resident National Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Ayobami Salami while […]

Election observer groups express optimism that the BVAS would promote free fair polls

Election observers and Civil society actors have expressed confidence that the Biometrics voters accreditation system BVAS will pave way for a credible election. Country director Equity international initiative Chris Iyama who gave this at one day national roundtable on the roadmap to a credible and violence free 2023 elections said the BVAS has already been tested in Osun as a […]

Insecurity: 2023 election faces threat of cancellation — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has raised the alarm over the rising security situation across the country and its impact on the 2023 general elections. The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke at the validation of election security training resources held in Abuja on Monday noted that the forthcoming election faces a serious threat of […]

INEC in Rivers confirms Receipt of 6800 BVAS machines

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers State says it has received six thousand eight hundred and sixty-six Bimodal Voters Accreditation System machines BVAS. Head of voters Education on INEC in Rivers State, Mark Usulor gave this at a two-day ECOWAS workshop for journalists and political parties.  He also already said the BVAS machines are in […]

ESN not interested in 2023 elections – IPOB responds to attacks on INEC offices

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced itself and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, from attacks on the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, stressing that it can only ask people to boycott elections. Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesman, accused the Nigerian Police Force of blackmailing its members over the recent attacks on […]