Mahmood Yakubu

BOOM! INEC Chairman Admits Commission Contractor Is APC Senatorial Candidate [READ MORE]

• Says process not compromised National chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Saturday admitted that candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Mohammed Musa, was a registered contractor with the commission. The INEC chairman made the disclosure at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had in a statement hinted the nation that the Managing Director of Activate Technologies Limited, Mohammed Sani Musa, whose company supplied the machines used in printing the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), was  the candidate of the APC [Read]

Election shelving: Buhari considering Amina Zakari to replace INEC boss — CUPP [READ MORE]

  The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to suspend the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission , Mahmood Yakubu . Ugochinyere claimed the President was planning to name a National Commissioner, Amina Zakari, as the Acting Chairman , citing her experience as the oldest and most experienced National Commissioner . The coalition made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists by its spokesman , Imo Ugochinyere . Ugochinyere said , “The President is planning to use the excuse of inability to hold election today ( Saturday) as a reason for the imminent suspension . “Feigning ignorance of the [Read]

PDP, Others Kick as INEC Announces Buhari’s Niece as Head of Collation Centre for 2019 Presidential Elections [READ MORE]

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday instigated what a political observer described as ‘’harsh and rash conversations’’ about doubts over its neutrality in the forthcoming general elections with the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, Mrs. Amina Zakari, as the chairperson of the Presidential Election Collation Committee. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and some other stakeholders immediately described Zakari’s appointment as an outright manipulation, challenging the president to excuse his niece if he is actually committed to free, fair and credible elections. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who had consistently maintained that he was committed to credible elections, [Read]

INEC appoints Amina Zakari as head of collation for 2019 elections [READ MORE]

  Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been appointed to head the collation centre of the elections. Zakari was appointed to head the committee on collation centre, one of the two committees for the election which the commission inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja. Speaking during the inauguration, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the committee shall be responsible for the national collation centre – the International Conference Centre – from where results of the Presidential election will be announced. “It will serve as the secretariat for collation of results and venue for briefing of international observers and the media,” he said.     [Read]

2019: Election Observers Slam PDP Over No Confidence Vote On INEC

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that some election observer groups in the country have cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum to desist from making careless and reckless statements capable of plunging the nation into unnecessary anxiety ahead of the 2019 general elections. The groups were reacting to a statement credited to the governor’s forum passing a vote of no confidence on the INEC Chairman. They described the statement by the PDP governors as an attempt to cause disaffection and create chaos not only during the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state but the 2019 General Elections. The statement was signed by the Executive Director, Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group [Read]