Tag Archives: INEC

2023 Polls: What we’ll do if hoodlums snatch, hijack BVAS – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has plans in place to curb the falsification of information in Bimodal Voter Registration Systems (BVAS) should wrong persons get hold of it. The electoral umpire said the BVAS machine will be deactivated from the backend to become useless in the event …

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BREAKING: INEC says 2023 Elections will hold as scheduled

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said the forthcoming elections will hold as planned. This was according to a statement made by the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, during a meeting with the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to …

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INEC Extends Deadline for PVC Collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) nationwide by one week. According to a statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the decision was taken at the end of the Commission’s regular meeting, …

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INEC has no plans to postpone 2023 elections, says Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu says the commission is not contemplating any adjustment to the election timetable, let alone postponing the 2023 general election. Mr Yakubu stated this at the presentation of an electronic copy of the 93,469,008 voter register to leaders of …

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INEC ’s fresh alarm on 2023 General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the growing wave of election-related insecurity across the country, may lead to the cancellation or postponement of the forthcoming general polls. Board of the Electoral Institute, an INEC’s Training Arm Chairman, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, made the observation on Monday, in Abuja at …

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INEC Says Youth Population Constitute Majority of Registered Voters

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the youth population constitutes the greatest number of registered voters for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria. National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who stated this in Awka explained that analysis of registered voters from June 28, 2021, to July 31, …

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INEC publishes final list of presidential, Nat’l Assembly candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of presidential and National Assembly (NASS) candidates of all the political parties contesting the February 25 elections. The publication of the final list of candidates for national elections (presidential, senatorial and federal constituencies) was in pursuant to section 32(1) …

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INEC Begins Weekend Distribution of PVC Across Nigeria

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to registrants at the 8,809 Electoral Wards across Nigeria. Stating this in a statement, INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye said the devolution of PVC collection at areas/wards begins today through Sunday 15th January 2023. Okoye noted …

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INEC Commences Online Media Accreditation ahead of General Elections

Online accreditation for journalists and media organisations wishing to cover the 2023 general elections has begun. According to the flier issued by INEC, interested media organisations wishing to deploy journalists to cover the election are to apply. The flier stated that the portal would be accessible from Friday 5th January …

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