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2019: No diaspora or out-of-country voting, INEC assures

•But IDPs in Nigeria will vote Jude Johnson   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has made it clear that there would not be diaspora voting as there was no provision made for any Nigerian outside the country to vote in the general elections in 2019. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and

PDP, CUPP raise alarms over illegal polling centers in Chad, Niger Republic 

•Says INEC, Buhari in collusion to create fake IDP camps, 5m votes •El-Rufai, Shettima, Daura Lawal orchestrated plot     Senator Iroegbu    The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO), has condemned the alleged plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency to rig the 2019 general elections by creating

2019: Group lauds Buhari’s patriotism, demands issue-based campaign

•Tasks INEC, security agencies, others on credible elections Senator Iroegbu   The Patriotism Renaissance Initiative (PRI) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 elections for sustaining virtues of selflessness, integrity and high level of patriotism. The PRI National Coordinator, Mr. Sulayman Kuku-Dawodu, made this call at the weekend ,

ECOWAS protocol forbids Buhari from signing Electoral bill — Sen. Omo-Agege

The Senator representing Delta Central Ovie Omo-Agege, has disclosed that the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance forbids President Muhammadu Buhari from signing the Electoral Bill. The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker gave this insight in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday

Buhari’s rejection of electoral amendment bill, act of cowardice–CUPP

•Says President jittery, calling for anarchy  •To invoke Code 20 to neutralise rigging plan •Says INEC must act to save Nigeria's democracy    Senator Iroegbu    The Nigerian opposition (Coalition of United Political Parties -CUPP) has condemned the withholding of assent to the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an act

‘No escape for election riggers in 2019’, Secondus warns

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has reiterated that there will be no escape route for election riggers in 2019 as he warns the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct free and fair election and avert crisis. Speaking at the Ilorin metropolitan mini-sports

2019: PDP’s Call on INEC Chairman, IGP to Resign Suspicious —APC

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call for the resignation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss Yakubu Mahmoud and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris by Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Chairman, Princess Uchenna Secondus, as baseless suspicions. The APC's National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu

2019: ECOWAS, AU develops 42 checklists on election violence hotspots in Nigeria 

•Trains 80 election monitors on violence mitigation   Godsgift Onyedinefu  The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have developed about 42 checklist to monitor potential election violence hotspots Nigeria. They have also trained trained 80 election monitors,