In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it would conduct mock accreditation of registered voters on Saturday, February 4, 2023, which was made known on Friday by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in a meeting with all the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) across the country, adding that the exercise is meant to test the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly scheduled to hold on February 25, 2023.
The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has faulted the judgment of the governorship election petitions tribunal describing it as “a miscarriage of justice”, vowing to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal. The State Governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Osogbo nullified the election of Adeleke as Governor of the state. In its ruling on Friday, the tribunal declared Gboyega Oyetola the validly elected governor of the state. In August 2022, Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) petitioned the tribunal to challenge the election victory of Adeleke. Oyetola also challenged Adeleke’s eligibility to contest the election.
President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the Senate’s confirmation for the reappointment of 7 Board Members of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), adding that the request for a confirmation is in accordance with provisions of section 3(3) and 7 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000. The President’s request which was contained in a letter was read during Tuesday’s plenary by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
The 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Obinze, Owerri, says it remains committed to the security of lives of Imo electorate during and after the 2023 elections. The Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Sani Sulaiman, said this on Saturday during the 2022 edition of the West African Social Activities (WASA) at the Obinze Barracks.
In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disclosed that it would conduct mock accreditation exercises at selected polling units across the country to test the integrity of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). This was made known on Tuesday during a media interaction at the Chatham House, London by the Commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu south LGA has been attacked by gunmen. INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said attackers who came around 9:12pm on Sunday could not gain access to the main building due to the “rapid response from the police and army personnel.” During the attack the security gatehouse of the office was razed down. One of two police officers deployed to protect the facility was killed while another sustained injuries and is currently receiving medical attention.