IPAC urges Nigerians to support INEC

The Lagos Chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has appealed to Nigerians to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in order to deliver credible elections.

The state Chairman of the council, Malam Shakirudeen Olofin, made the call on Saturday in Lagos, while reacting to the rescheduling of the Presidential, National Assembly, governorship and FCT area council polls by the electoral umpire.

APC criticises election postponement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponing the Presidential and National Assembly election by a week.

Mr Festus Keyamo, Director Strategic Communications of the council, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said the directorate received with great disappointment and disillusionment the announcement of postponement of the election by INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

IPAC urges INEC to secure sensitive election materials

The Inter Party Advisory Commission (IPAC) in Oyo State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that all sensitive materials distributed before the poll was postponed are secured.

INEC has announced a postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections by one week due to logistical challenges.

IPAC Chairman, Mr Waheed Oyewole, made this call in his reaction to the postponement of the elections earlier slated for Feb. 16 and March 2.

Atiku calls for calm as INEC postpone elections

Following the postponement of the general elections by one week by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerian to be patient.

Abubakar in a statement that he issued on Saturday in Yola urged Nigerians not to react to the postponement with violence, but come out to vote on the new day.

PDP conderms elections postponement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the shift in the dates of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), describing it as an `act of wickedness’.

PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus said this in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr Ike Abonyi on Saturday in Abuja.

INEC had on Saturday morning shifted the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday Feb. 16 to Feb. 23, while state elections also rescheduled from March 2 to March 9.

INEC postpones 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February.

The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from 2 March to 9 March.

INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu confirmed NAN report of the shift of the presidential election, attributing the postponement of all the scheduled elections to logistic and operational problems.

Police orders restriction on vehicle movement on Feb. 16

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm on the 16th of February during the election.

Adamu said the restriction was in furtherance of the overall interest of public order, public well-being and safety and national security.

IGP Adamu said the restriction will assist the security agencies in effectively policing the electoral process, thereby preventing hoodlums and criminally-minded elements from hijacking and disrupting the electoral process.

Niger prioritises NYSC permanent camp building
Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Sunday said the state government was working on building a permanent site of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) to provide befitting accommodation for corps members.

He disclosed this while on campaign rally to the palace of Alhaji Muhammadu Mustapha, District Head of Paiko.

Bello explained that though the project was capital intensive and beyond the resources of the state, efforts were being made to ensure that corps members posted to the state were comfortable.

I'll construct Maikunkele road soon- Gov. Bello

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has pledged to construct Maikunkele road before or immediately after his re-election as the governor of the state.

He made the pledge when he paid a courtesy visit to Alhaji Suleiman Dada, District Head of Maikunkele in Bosso Local Government Area of the state.

Bello said the state Ministry of Works would be directed to commence the construction of road so as to ease movement of commuters.

INEC extends deadline for PVC collection to Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to Monday.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Friday in Abuja.

Yakubu said that the decision was based on the demands by Nigerians.

”In the last couple of days, we have been inundated by calls from Nigerians to review the current process of collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards. In response, the Commission has taken the following decisions: