INEC fixes September 27 for Osun Guber election re-reun

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed Thursday 27th September for the Osun gubernatorial election rerun to in the affected polling booths. According to INEC, all the 48 political parties will participate in the rerun election at the affected polling booths. This development was following the declaration of the Saturday’s election inconclusive. The Returning Officer said the declaration was because the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the two top candidates. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke ‎scored 256, 698 while…

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N179.8m fraud: Court grants bail to PDP deputy chairman, 2 INEC officials

A Federal High Court, in Lagos, Tuesday, August 7 granted bail to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deputy National Chairman, (South)  Yemi Akinwonmi and two senior officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N179.8 million fraud.  The court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor, admitted the defendants: Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo  to bail in the sum of N50 million each with one surety in like sum. However, consequent upon an undertaken by their lawyer, Chief Edward…

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Kashamu writes INEC, DSS, Police: to disregard PDP expulsion 

The Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has formally written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Department of State Services (DSS) and Police to disregard his expulsion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Kashamu, who was reacting to the correspondences of the PDP national leadership to the three agencies, maintained that the party’s sanction against him was a stillbirth and cannot stand the test of the law.   The lawmaker’s position was contained in a letter dated August 6 and addressed to the PDP National…

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Three Osun INEC officials docked over N177.3 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday August 1, arraigned three officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of Osun State office, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged fraud of N177.3 million. The three INEC officials arraigned before Justice (Professor) Chuka Obiozor are :Gbadegun Isaiah Abiodun, Oladipo Oladapo and Afolabi Peter Albert. They were arraigned on five count charge bordering on conspiracy, money laundering, bribery and receiving sum of N177.3 million money without going through financial institutions. The accused persons and others now at large, according…

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EFCC arraigns three INEC officials over alleged N179.8m fraud

The Economic ad Financial Crimes Commissione (EFCC), on Monday July 30, arraigned three staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before a Federal High Court. Lagos, on alleged fraud of N179. 8 million. The three accused who are from Ogun State INEC office are: Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. They were arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan led-court on an eight count-charge bordering on conspiracy, but befitting from proceeds of crime, receiving various cash sums without going through financial institutions and accepting various cash sums exceeding amount authorized by…

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Labour Party warns aspirants to wait for NEC dates for congresses

Labour Party (LP) has resolved that any aspirant willing to contest under the party should wait for National Executive Council(NEC) dates for congresses as approved by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so as not to fall victim to unscrupulous characters posing as genuine party officials. This warning is coming on the heels of alleged infractions and disregard to the party’s constitution and constituted authority by embattled National Chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam and Deputy National Secretary, Julius Abure. In a press conference at the Labour House Abuja, State Chairman of All…

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