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ABUJA — Deputy Director of Voter Education Division of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mary Nkem has declared the readiness of the commission to resume the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration scheduled for June 28. Mary Nkem who made this known on Thursday at a roadshow on the CVR organised by the commission in Abuja said the exercise would be taking place from 9 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday, excluding weekends. She...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the relocation of 749 polling units from inappropriate locations in various states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was disclosed by INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday at the Commission headquarters in Abuja, the Nigeria Capital. Yakubu said, “After consultation with stakeholders, the commission has successfully removed 749 polling units from inappropriate locations to appropriate public facilities or open spaces, in line with our...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the creation of new 56,872 polling units in various parts of the country. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja; he added that the move was in line with the decision of INEC to expand voters’ access to polling units. “After wide-ranging consultations with stakeholders and...

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Rather than the zoning arrangement currently in use, Kogi’s Yahaya Bello has called for the selection of the “best candidate” as the basis for the nation’s choice of a president. Rejecting the use of rotational presidency, Yahaya Bello described the system as one which has outlived it usefulness. Speaking with journalists after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the governor said the best candidate should be elected as the president irrespective of their...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to give whatever it will take to secure future elections in the country, despite the recent attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in some parts of Nigeria. President Buhari made the vow on Tuesday after receiving a briefing from the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on the series of attacks on INEC Facilities. Buhari said his administration would invest more in the electoral...

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would commence the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise ahead of the 2023 elections on June 28. Though the commission earlier targeted the resumption of exercise in the first quarter of 2021, some activities such as the introduction of new systems to ensure the registration is in line with COVID-19 guidelines, expansion of voter access to polling units, and introduction of new voter registration equipment and technology necessitated the...

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