Kaduna Assembly: INEC fixes June 19 for bye-election for vacant seat of Sabon-Gari constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has has fixed Saturday 19th June, 2021 for the conduct of bye-election to fill the vacant seat for Sabon-Gari constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. In a press statement issued by the INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,Festus Okoye, the Commission said it received a communication from the Kaduna State House of Assembly, which declared the seat of the member representing Sabon-Gari State Constituency, Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, vacant. It said, according to the State Assembly, the vacancy…

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Supreme Court upholds INEC’s deregistration of 74 political parties

…Faults Oyo, Katsina dissolution of LGA chairpersons, councillors The Supreme Court yesterday upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which okayed the deregistration of the National Unity Party and 73 others. Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), last year deregistered the political parties over their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections. In the judgment, delivered by Justice China Nweze, the Supreme Court said the deregistration of NUP, one of the 74 parties, was done in line with the laws and compliance with…

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2023 Presidency: ‘Threatening secession won’t work’, El-Rufa’i tells Igbo leaders

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has told Igbo leaders from the South-East how to go about achieving their goal of producing Nigeria’s president in 2023. The Governor said although he believes power should move to the southern part of Nigeria in the coming elections, the people of the South-East must note that they cannot get the presidency by threatening other regions with secession. In addressing a question thrown at him on the matter at a virtual event organised by the Africa Leadership Group, the Governor explained that politics has…

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INEC announces date for Kaduna, Jigawa bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has fixed a date for bye-elections to fill the vacant Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State at the House of Representatives and the Sabon-Gari constituency seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The polls are to hold on June 19, 2021. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye, made this known in separate statements issued yesterday. In the statement, titled: ‘Conduct of Bye-Election in Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa State’, the INEC said it had received a…

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INEC announces date for Kaduna, Jigawa bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has fixed a date for bye-elections to fill the vacant Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State at the House of Representatives and the Sabon-Gari constituency seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The polls are to hold on June 19, 2021. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye, made this known in separate statements issued on Friday. In the statement titled: ‘Conduct of Bye-Election in Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa State’, the INEC said it had received…

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PGF Felicitates with Lalong on his 58th birthday

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has felicitated with Chairman, Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on his 58th birthday. In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja signed by the Chairman of PGF and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, the Forum said the Plateau State governor’s contributions to matters of governance have been insightful and resolute. The statements reads: “The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) joins His Excellency Simon Bako Lalong, Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, to celebrate his…

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2023: Obasanjo backs Akinwumi Adesina over Tinubu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is reportedly in support of a move to draft the current President of the African Development Bank, (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, into the 2023 presidential race. According to a competent source close to the former President, the move comes as Obasanjo reportedly failed to convince Governor Aminu Tambuwal, of Sokoto State and former Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to work together in order to advance the political interest of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the forthcoming presidential election. Some political observers have pointed out…

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INEC office set ablaze in Akwa-Ibom

The Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom State, has been set ablaze. Confirming the development in a press statement,  the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said: “The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, (yesterday); our security guard on duty escaped unhurt but the destruction to the building and properties therein was extensive. “Items destroyed include 345 ballot boxes, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and office furniture. The police,…

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“Organise to kick out APC if you are dissatisfied” – Fayemi

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has urged youths to reconsider their plans of relocation and stay back to help make Nigeria better. The governor stated these yesterday, during an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre in the State. Fayemi advised youths to organise ways to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress, (APC), from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Fayemi specifically mentioned Canada which, according to him, has a glass ceiling, unlike Nigeria. He told the youths, “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is…

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Insecurity: ‘2023 Elections not realistic if challenges are not addressed’ – PDP Chairman

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has stated that preparations for the 2023 general election will amount to nothing if the country’s security challenges are not addressed. The PDP chairman gave the advice at the emergency meeting of the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on Thursday, in Abuja, and advised President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a national dialogue to discuss the rising insecurity in the country. The opposition party chairman said the meeting was called to enable the party to add its voice to the worrisome situation with a…

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