N1billion Not Enough To Conduct Ondo, Edo Election In 2020 – INEC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu had declared N1billion would not be enough for it to conduct Edo and Ondo governorship elections next year. Yakubu spoke while defending the agency’s 2020 budget estimates before the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on INEC in Abuja. N40billion has been voted for INEC in the 2020 Budget as statutory transfer in the fiscal document presented by President Muhammadu Buhari being considered by the committees of the National Assembly. The INEC chairman told the Committee that the Edo and Ondo elections were scheduled to be conducted next year. He

By |October 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Contempt: Police Fails To Arrest INEC Chairman Even As Court Insists

The Nigeria Police has failed to arrest the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, for court contempt despite the insistence of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The Court reaffirmed his position today again and insisted that the Inspector-General of Police must arrest and produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in court on August 16, 2018, unfailingly. Justice Stephen Pam gave the order followin the absence of Yakubu’s team of lawyers in court and there was no explanation as to why they were absent. The Judge said: “At the commencement of proceedings, counsel for the applicant, Kanayo Okafor, informed the court that

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