Mahmood Yakubu

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55 party chairmen reject PDP call for INEC chief’s resignation

55 party chairmen reject PDP call for INEC chief’s resignation

Joseph Erunke – Abuja There was a major crack among the country’s opposition political parties on Sunday after 55 national chairmen of political parties rejected the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) call for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. The PDP had last Thursday asked the INEC […]

Disqualification: APM candidate tells INEC chief to resign ahead of Kogi poll

Disqualification: APM candidate tells INEC chief to resign ahead of Kogi poll

Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja With just three days to the governorship election in Kogi State, the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) governorship candidate in the state, Yusuf Mamman Dantale, on Tuesday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to resign from his position. Dantale, who doubles as APM National Chairman, made the […]

INEC ready for Kogi,Bayelsa elections – Yakubu

INEC ready for Kogi,Bayelsa elections – Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday it was ready for the smooth conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja. Yakubu said 12 out of the 14-point steps for the smooth conduct of the election had […]

INEC canvasses financial autonomy for SIECs, wants timely conduct of council polls

INEC canvasses financial autonomy for SIECs, wants timely conduct of council polls

Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday called for financial autonomy for States Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs), saying they cannot be truly independent if they have to depend on the magnanimity of states chief executives to discharge their mandates. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call at a […]

Kogi:  INEC, Police, Gov bicker over violence tag

Kogi: INEC, Police, Gov bicker over violence tag

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has lamented the growing resort to hate speech by political actors in Kogi State, saying that elections cannot be conducted in an atmosphere of violence.