Day: February 10, 2019

INEC Office burnt down six days before polls

An office for Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) has been burned down just six days before the country is due to vote in a general election. The fire in Plateau State has destroyed everything needed to vote, including ballot boxes and voting slips. A spokesperson called it a setback for the preparations for the election but is quoted in This Day as saying that it is too early to suspect sabotage. The general election is due to be held on Saturday. On Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari warned of potential electoral fraud. “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised concerns over...

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House of Representatives 2019: Any Hope for Rita?

The Race for the Federal House of Representatives thickens HKT And Matin Set For Showdown Amidst Party Wrangling APC Needs All Caucuses To Work Together For Victory Chairmanship And Commissionership Under Threat In APC THE Race for the coveted diadem of who will enter the House of Representatives to effectively represent the good people of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency began long ago with hues and cries coming from all parties. The intrigues that culminated in the presentation of candidates for the House of Representatives at the tail end could have best been imagined rather than seen and witnessed by even...

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Parties in Ekiti State focus on House-to-house campaign

Seven days ahead of the 2019 elections, campaigns by political parties in Ekiti State have heightened as politicians now move from house-to-house to seek voters’ support, News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports. Others have also embarked on ‘road-shows in major towns, villages and hamlets to sell their candidates and manifestos of their parties to the electorate. They are also sensitizing the electorate on the dangers inherent in the careless voting that could result in voided votes. Findings by NAN correspondent revealed that the two leading political parties, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party...

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