DELTA 2019: Prepare To Defend Your Votes, Okowa Urges Electorates

BEAMING with confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have landslide victory in the general elections, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the electorates to be prepared to defend their votes. The governor made the call on Wednesday at a well attended campaign rallies of the PDP for Warri South, Uvwie and Okpe local government areas of Delta State held at the Warri Township Stadium, Effurun and Orerokpe respectively. Specifically, at Orerokpe, Governor Okowa said, “this crowd is impressive; at all the places visited, Deltans are…

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No Way, APC Can’t Field Candidates For Zamfara – INEC Insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that there is no going back on its decision to bar the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates for the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State. INEC’s stand came just as the ruling party which appeared ruffled by the likely fate that may befall it in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State is making frantic effort to sort out things. The commission through its Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Osaze Uzzi, said it had not changed its position despite…

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80 Million Voters Expected To Vote During 2019 General Elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said that more than 80 million registered voters are expected to vote during the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in a paper he presented at the 14th All Nigeria Editors Conference holding in Asaba, Delta State. Yakubu, represented by Mike Igini, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Akwa Ibom, said that the figure was made up of 67 million existing registered voters and 14 million newly registered voters. He confirmed that 91 political parties had been registered ahead of the 2019…

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BREAKING: NO PHONES, CAMERAS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN POLLING BOOTHS – INEC

In a bid to ensure a free, fair and successful election in the forthcoming Osun state gubernatorial election, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Monday warned electorate not to come with any electronic device that is capable of recording sounds and images inside the polling booths. INEC boss Disclosing this in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum, Yakubu opined that the new development would help to reduce vote-buying and selling which politicians have adopted. Recall that during the Ekiti state election in July, Yakubu promised Nigerians that…

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2019: INEC To Ban Use Of Smart Phones At Polling Units

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, said the commission is considering banning the use of mobile phones at polling units. Mr Yakubu made this known on Friday at an Election Dialogue Series organised by a civil society organisation, YIAGA’s WatchingTheVote, at Sheraton Hotels in Abuja. He explained that mobile phones would be collected from voters when they collect their ballot papers at the polling stations, to curb vote buying in the country. ”The commission would try and ban the use of some devices…

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We Have No Confidence In INEC – PDP Govs

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have said they have no confidence in the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct free , fair and credible elections in 2019. The governors alleged that the commission had conducted itself as a tool of the All Progressives Congress – led Federal Government. The governors specifically accused the National Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmud Yakubu , and a National Commissioner of INEC, Mrs Amina Zakari, as being involved in the alleged biased roles of the electoral…

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2019 Election Budget: NASS Panel Approves Only N143bn

The Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committees on Electoral Matters have adopted N143bn as the workable budget for the 2019 election The committee members, rising from a meeting at the National Assembly, rejected the earlier version of N189.2bn. The proposal was a combination of the N143bn and another N45.6bn proposed to be vired from the 2019 budget. The lawmakers said they would stick to only N143bn.

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APC Accuses INEC Of Leaking Its Sensitive & Confidential Letter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of leaking information on its congresses and primary elections submitted to the commission. The party made the allegation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Friday in Abuja. It said that there was need for INEC to look into its internal handling of official correspondence in order to put a stop to such leaks. The party said that it was aware of leakage of a letter by its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole,…

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DELTA 2019: ISOKO NATION REINSTATES SUPPORT FOR OKOWA

Isoko Rulers & IVS Members By Williams EghebiThe leadership of Isoko Nation under the aegis of Isoko Development Union has said that the entire people are behind the second term ambition of Senator Okowa. The proclamation was made yesterday at Oleh by Hon High Chief Iduh Amadha, the President General of Isoko Nation Development Union (IDU) when the leadership of Ika Village Square, IVS, paid a consultative visit to the area.He said that Gov Okowa was installed last June as the Ugo of Isoko Land.” In 2015, Gov Okowa came…

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Uvwie PVC Missing, Opposition Alleges ***As Evelyn Obaro Coax Electorates to Vote PDP

Hon. Evelyn Obaro WARRI- With less than 27 days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the people of Uvwie may be disenfranchised following their inability to get their PVCs. According to some residents, they trooped in to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to collect their cards but was only told by officials of the commission that their PVCs have not arrived. An indigene who spoke to DELTA DECIDES but does not want his name to be mentioned for fear of being attacked narrated how he…

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