The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published guidelines for the conduct of campaigns and rallies of political parties, as well as election expenses of political parties and their candidates. The guidelines were published on Thursday in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has disqualified the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state, Tonye Cole, over dual citizenship and non-compliance to the electoral act by his party. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had filed a suit asking the court to direct Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognize Cole as the governorship candidate of APC for alleged dual citizenship. The PDP in the suit also alleged that the APC delegates election that gave Cole the party ticket did not follow due process.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resume the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise at least 90 days before the 2023 General Election. The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo declared, “The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit”.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that no underage person will be allowed to vote in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections. This was disclosed by the Commission’s Director of Voter Registration and Publicity, Victor Aluko during an interview on Channels Television.
A Court of Appeal in Yola, Adamawa state has restored Aishatu Binani, a senator representing Adamawa Central, as the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa State. The judgment delivered by a 3-man panel of Justices also ordered that her name be forwarded immediately to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s governorship candidate for the state.
The Former governor of Anambra and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi, has refuted claims of offering N40 billion to the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, to step down for him. This was revealed by Obi during an interactive forum with the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Lagos on 21st November 2022. He said: “I never knowingly or unknowingly, offered anybody money to become president. In all my talks with Kwankwaso, I never offered him any money.”
The former governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole has tasked the people of Delta State to ask its governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa what happened to the 250 billion naira from the accrued 13 percent derivation of the oil revenue being paid to all oil-rich state by President Muhammadu Buhari. It could be noted that the 13 percent derivation fund comes from the revenue to oil-rich communities through the state governments as enshrined in section 162, sub-section 2 of the Nigerian constitution.
Speaking over the weekend at the state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship and presidential campaign rally, at the Warri township stadium, the former national chairman of the party charged Deltans to ask Governor Okowa where their share of the money was.