INEC suspends Kano Legislative by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano State has suspended the state’s House of Assembly By-Election. INEC’s Resident Commissioner, Abdullahi Kaugama made the announcement during a joint press briefing in Kano. He says the postponement of the Kano State House of Assembly by-election for Minjibir Local Government, is as a result of the tense atmosphere resulting from the violence that rocked the whole process....

Rivers re-run: INEC studying results in 15 LGAs -REC

TVC E - The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State, Aniedi Ikoiwak, says the commission was still studying the situation in the 15 other LGAs. The REC had earlier on Sunday afternoon, announced the cancellation of elections in two more Local Government Areas: Etche and Asari-Toru. Besides Etche and Asari-Toru LGAs, the rerun was on Saturday cancelled in Khana, Bonny, Gokana, Andoni, Tai and Eleme, due to irregularities and violence, with new date to be fixed after the audit of INEC’s personnel and materials, as well as meeting with the stakeholders. Unconfirmed results released Sunday afternoon by the Rivers House of Assembly collation officers indicated that the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “defeated” their counterparts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and others in Emohua, Degema and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni constituencies. The Rivers REC of INEC, personally signed a statement, dated March 20, 2016 and titled:...