The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has upheld the power of the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister political parties which failed to comply with the provision of the law particularly section 225 A of the 1999 constitution as amended.
There are indications that there is ongoing rift among the pioneer executives members of the Yoruba World Congress (YWC) lead by Prof. Banji Akintoye, YWC is an umbrella body of about 100 Yoruba socio-cultural groups in Nigeria and the Diaspora. In a letter addressed to Akintoye, Deji Osibogun said he considered it worthy of quitting as the group’s Organizing Secretary to pave the way for others to contribute their quota to the development of Yoruba Land.
The Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello. Reacting to the news, governor Bello said the judgment affirming his victory and that of the All Progressives Congress, APC is a validation of the people's mandate and an added impetus to his drive to do more for the good people of Kogi state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved a new policy structure on how elections are to be conducted during this coronavirus pandemic. The guideline known as Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic was made public on Thursday, May 21, in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.