INEC Makes Fresh Announcement Ahead Of Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Guber Elections

    By Bada Abraham The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that residents of Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states can now visit their registered centres for the collection of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). Naija News recalls that INEC suspended the collection of PVCs on February 5th 2023, days before the presidential election. However, those who missed out during the exercise have been told to visit their centres now, especially in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states, where governorship elections are scheduled to be held on November 11, 2023.   The newly appointed National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and

INEC Raises Alarm Over Violence In Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi

  Ahead of the November 11 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over the cycle of violence witnessed in the states. The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, raised the alarm on Friday in Abuja at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) on the review of the 2023 general elections. The National Security Adviser (NSA) and Co-Chair of ICCES, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and the Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, attended the meeting. “We should draw lessons from the challenges

By |July 29th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

INEC releases Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi gov election timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released timetable and schedule of activities for Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi state governorship elections. This was contained in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye on Tuesday. INEC revealed that the governorship elections of these three states would hold on November 11, 2023. According to the Commission, this decision is in fulfillment of the requirement of Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 which mandates the Commission to publish the Notice of Election not later than 360 days before the date fixed for the

By |October 25th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

EFCC invades election venue in Imo rerun

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday invaded booth 003 Umucaram Amaraku in Isiala Mbano council area of Imo over alleged vote-buying. The anti- graft agency, in company of combined security agencies, stormed the election value and interrogated Mr Obinna Onwubuariri, candidate of PDP in the rerun election. INEC had fixed Jan. 25 for the rerun of Okigwe North Federal constituency following nullification of the election by an appeal court. However, the EFCC told NAN that they stormed the election venue to investigate allegation of vote-buying against the PDP candidate. They also attempted to arrest a

By |January 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mbaka performs spiritual cleansing at Imo government house

Catholic priest, Revd. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, performed spiritual cleansing of the Imo State governor’s office, as Senator Hope Uzodinma assumed office on Wednesday, The PUNCH has learnt. Security men and civil servants at the State Government House in Owerri, the state capital, told our correspondent on Friday that the priest, who had predicted the victory of the new governor in his prophecies on new year’s eve, was at the Government House for over three hours on Wednesday when the governor was sworn-in. It was gathered that Mbaka, who came in company with another priest, his aides, and church members, also

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Supreme Court sacked Ihedioha, declared APC’s Uzodinma winner in Imo

The Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgment of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State. Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Of Governorship Appeals of six states

The Supreme Court has continued the hearing of the governorship appeals from six states of the Federation. Proceedings resumed at the apex court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory one day after the court adjourned until Tuesday. The court is hearing the appeals filed by some governorship candidates in Sokoto, Imo, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, and Plateau States. More to follow… Credit: Channels TV

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Breaking: Herdsmen caught with sack of bullets in Imo

Herdsmen have been caught by the people of Obudi Agwa Autonomous Community in Oguta Local Government Area, with one of them carrying a sack of bullets. The traditional ruler of the community, Eze Ignatius Asor, confirmed this to Vanguard in Owerri, saying his people were living in fear. He said the suspect was handed over to the Police Area Command at Egbema. He told Vanguard: “Some youths saw two of the herdsmen and called them. One of them with a gun ran away and the other one was caught with a bag. He told the youths that it was just

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Court Stops INEC From Issuing Certificate Of Return To Okorocha

The Federal  High  Court  sitting in Owerri has ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) should not issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha as a senator-elect for Imo West. The court, in a suit filed by  Hon. Jones Onyeriri, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Senatorial  candidate for Imo West, ordered that the status quo be maintained until the hearing and determination of the Motion on NoticeThe presiding judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, adjourned the case till June 5 2019, for hearing. INEC had declined to issue Certificate of Return to Okorocha who was the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Photo News: Rochas Okorocha Unveils Buhari Statue In Owerri

Governor Rochas okorocha of Imo state has unveiled the statue of the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.  This is coming less 2 weeks to his handover to the New administration.  The president who was scheduled for an official visit to the state on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, had to postponed it because of his trip to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj. It's one of the numerous projects to be commissioned by the president according to the governor. See the image here The Statue of President Muhammadu Buhari In Owerri, IMO STATE

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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