INEC boss Mahmood presents beyond 2019 strategic plans

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Yakubu Mahmood, has presented a 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Mahmood, who visited Saraki in company of some national commissioners and the secretary of the Commission, said the plan would guide the commission on what needs to be done even…

INEC is excited over passage of Electoral Act by the senate, says Prof Yakubu

Sanni Onogu, ABuja: Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, on Thursday said the commission is “excited” over the speedy and timely passage of critical amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, “two clear years before the next general elections.” Prof. Mahmud Yakubu,INEC Chairman Yakubu made the remarks when he led other…

Senate passes Electoral Act, approves electronic voting

The Senate on Thursday passed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections. It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…

The demon of inconclusive elections

Since the advent of the current administration at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), it has conducted about 137 elections, 70 of which are end of tenure elections, whilst 11 are bye-elections. However, more than 13 of these elections are inconclusive. Before November 2015, ‘’Inconclusive Elections’’ was strange to our election lexicon. This demon gained…