INEC

BREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses Petition Challenging Buhari’s Electoral Victory

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition challenging the victory recorded by President Muhammadu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election. The Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Geff Chizee Ojinika, had filed the petition marked: CA/PEPTL/003/2019, in which they complained of unlawful exclusion or misrepresentation and sought the cancellation of the election and the conduct of a fresh presidential election. The petitioners had complained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) printed CC and against its actual acronym of C4C, a development, they claimed worked [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters in Abuja and offices in all the states of the federation. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the commission’s action was aimed at deleting the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the country . He said the action further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation of the 2019 presidential election . He said, “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials [Read]

We transmitted election results to INEC server – Commission’s staff back Atiku

– Some members of the adhoc staff of INEC have admitted to transmitting the result of the presidential election to the commission’s server – APC had challenged Atiku Abubakar’s claim that he obtained results from INEC server showing his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari – Standing as witnesses, some presiding officers of the commission claimed to have truly sent the presidential election result to the server Some presiding officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have admitted to transmitting the result of the February 23 presidential election to the commission’s server. The INEC staff members numbering 13, who claimed to have served in Borno and Yobe, made the submission [Read]

BOOM! INEC will make Guinness book of records for organising worst election in history – Galadima

** Challenges Buhari, APC leaders to swear with Quran, Bible on rigging election A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buba Galadima, has hit out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it will enter the Guinness book of records for organising the worst election in history. This is just as Galadima challenged chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to boldly swear before the Holy Quran and Bible that they didn’t rig the recently concluded presidential election. In an interview with the Sun , Galadima said: “INEC was only independent in name during the elections as it surrendered its mandate to the whims and caprices [Read]

I challenge Buhari to swear with Quran, Bible that he did not rig the election – Buba Galadima

Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign organization, Buba Galadima, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, openly to come out and swear with the holy Quran and Bible that he (Buhari) and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, did not rig the February 23 presidential election. Galadima who believed that the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar won the election, noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, colluded with APC to rig the election in favour of Buhari. He also submitted in an interview with The Sun, that the president knew he was going to rig the election and removed Ex-Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen and replaced him [Read]

Atiku’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria, INEC releases another Bombshell [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria. INEC said the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria. [READ ALSO] We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal [READ MORE] Atiku Abubakar had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Buhari. Recall that INEC in a recent press statement issued to newsmen in response to the ongoing election tribunal petition said that the server results such Atiku and the PDP were laying claims to [Read]

We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission has distanced itself from the “server results ” which the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are laying claim to as the “true results ” of the February 23 election . INEC said this in its reply to the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the PDP and Atiku to challenge the outcome of the February 23 election . The commission , through its lead counsel , Yunus Usman ( SAN ) , said the results of the poll were never transmitted or collated electronically . It added that it kept no such server where such electronically transmitted [Read]

#RiversDecides2019! BREAKING: Amaechi loses LGA to Wike [SEE RESULTS SO FAR]

Following the commencement of collation in Rivers state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced results from three local government areas at the collation centre in Port Harcourt. [READ ALSO] #RiversDecides Live Results: PDP, AAC lock horns as INEC begins collation [SEE FULL RESULTS] The minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers state, Mr Rotimi Amaechi who allegedly supports the candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, lost his local government, Ikwerre, to the incumbent governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nyesom Wike. Report Thecable has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 14, 938 while the African Action Congress (AAC) polled 5, 660. [Read]

#RiversDecides Live results: PDP, AAC lock horns as INEC begins collation

The much-awaited collation of results from the Rivers State governorship election is underway in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga, has declared the center open and results are beginning to trickle in. Below are the results so far, for the two leading contenders in the governorship race as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  PHALGA LGA 20 Wards, Registered Voters – 485,238 Accredited Voters – 57,183, AAC – 11,866 PDP – 40,197 Total Valid Votes – 55,523 Rejected Votes – 1,620 Total Vote Cast – 57,143 Ikwerre LGA 13 Wards, Elections did not hold in 2 Wards Registered Voters – 151,390 Accredited Voters – 22,885 [Read]

BREAKING: INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Ogun Gov-elect Dapo Abiodun, Deputy [READ MORE]

ABEOKUTA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today Thursday, March 28, 2019  presented the Certificate of Return [CoR] to Ogun State Governor – elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy Noimot Oyedele – Salako.  The CoR was presented to them by INEC’s Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola around noon. However, winners in the State House of Assembly – 26 of them, comprising 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) members and eleven others spread across the Allied People’s Movement (APM), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will collect theirs later in the day. Meanwhile, the governor-elect in his acceptance speech, titled [Read]

BREAKING: Confusion As Police Teargas Party Agents, Journalists In Bauchi Collation Centre [READ MORE] 

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that there was confusion on Monday night at the venue of collation of results for the supplementary election held in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State as overzealous anti-riot police officers threw teargas canisters on party agents and journalists. The reason for the action which also affected staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, was not clear. But it had fueled suspicion as agents of the two leading political parties, journalists and INEC personnel discussed the issue amidst cursing and jeers. Details later… [Read]

JUST IN: Gov Ganduje Wins Kano Controversial Guber Election, PDP kicks [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been re-elected as governor. The Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, announced this on Sunday after Ganduje polled a total of 1,033,695 as against his closest rival, Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 1,033,695 after the number of votes from the supplementary election was added to that of the March 6. The results come amidst reports of violence as hoodlums reportedly invaded about six Polling Units in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday. An eyewitness told Channels Television that [Read]

BREAKING: Benue people re-elects Ortom for Second term, as Gov defeats APC candidate [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared him the winner on Sunday after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 votes – a margin of 89,318. In the March 9 exercise, Ortom scored 410,576 votes over Jime who scored 329,022 votes. The election was, however, declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire due to the gap between the cancelled votes [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

Bala Mohammed of PDP unseats Incumbent to win Bauchi Supplementary Poll [READ MORE]

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has won the supplementary election in Bauchi. Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the exercise took place in the state, Channels TV reports. According to him, the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, who is the incumbent governor polled 5,117. The RO, however, noted that he is in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa LGA is still in court. Legit.ng [Read]