Ondo 2020: Less Than 24Hrs To Election, APC Chieftain Seeks Akeredolu’s Disqualification Over Unlawful Nomination

Barely 24 hrs to the conduct of the gubernatorial election in Ondo State, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Kalu Kalu Agu , has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja, to stop the APC and its governorship candidate, Mr Olurotimi Akeredolu SAN from participating in the poll. Beside Akeredolu, the plaintiff also want two others to be prevented from upcoming elections in the country and they are the APC’s candidates; Mr Abiru Tokunbo and Mr Frank Ibezim contesting for Lagos East and Imo North Senatorial Districts…

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Ondo 2020: PDP Raises Election Fraud Alert, Warns INEC To Refrain

INEC SHOULD NOT COMPROMISE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS IN ONDO ELECTION.” Kennedy Ikantu Peretei We have it on good authority that, there is pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to compromise the October, 2020 Gubernatorial Elections in Ondo State. We have information that the automatic transmission of results from the Polling Units using the Zpad is about to be abandoned in Owo and its environs to allow irregularities to be perpetrated in these areas. This move if allowed has capacity to precipitate crisis for an election that we are sure…

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More Than 5000 Card Readers Burnt In Ondo INEC Inferno

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said no fewer than 5000 card reader machines were destroyed in a fire that razed down its Akure office in Ondo State on Thursday evening. Our correspondent gathered that INEC Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye, who spoke with journalists at the scene of the incident disclosed that the fire affected the Information and Communication Technology section of the commission, saying over 5100 card readers had been burnt in the inferno. He explained that about 1000 card readers delivered to…

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Fire Guts INEC Headquarters In Ondo Ahead Of Gubernatorial Poll

Adewale Adetoyese Fire catches INEC headquarters in Ondo ahead of gubernatorial poll. Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election, fire from a yet to be identified source gutted the Ondo State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the fire destroyed some items in a section of the office. When newsmen visited the scene, security operatives cordoned off the premises. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Dr Rufus Akeju, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report as calls…

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Ondo State Set Date For Local Government Elections

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission has slated August 22 as the date for local government elections in the state. This was disclosed on Monday by the chairman of the commission, Yomi Dinakin, at the headquarters of the commission in Akure, the state capital. The election, which was first set for April, was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Mr Dinakin said “since the pandemic has come to stay, the commission under Section 25 of the Electoral Act has the power to determine the date of the…

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Cause For Alarm In Ondo Gubernatorial Election As APC May Be Unable To Field A Candidate On Technicalities

It seems like peace is far-fetched in the already troubled Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). This opinion is based on the fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that the party may not have a candidate for the October 10, 2020 scheduled governorship election in Ondo state. In a letter written by INEC, in response to APC’s notice to the commission on its scheduled primary election, the electoral body warned that the APC’s letter was in clear violation of extant electoral Guidelines of the Commission…

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Fire Guts INEC Office In Abuja; Days After The Fire Outbreak At The Accountant General’s And Corporate Affairs

Another fire outbreak occurred in Abuja today at a section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complex. This incidence is happening after the Corporate Affairs Commission headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, was razed to flames couple of days ago. It is barely 2 weeks that the Accountant General’s office was also on fire. Today, the Media Centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission also in Abuja is gutted by fire. The incident is said to have impacted the office of INEC’s Director of Voter Registry, Emmanuel Akem. “The fire started…

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