Breaking News – INEC Postpones 2023 Governorship Elections Due to Logistical Challenges Sets New Date for March 18th

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Inec Postpones 2023 Governorship Elections

INEC Postpones 2023 Governorship Elections Due to Logistical Challenges

Inec Postpones 2023 Governorship Elections
INEC Postpones 2023 Governorship Elections -Nigeria’s 2023 Governorship Elections has delayed,there’s controversy and frustration among citizens, who see it as ,Read on INEC Postpones 2023 Governorship Elections Due to Logistical Challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria has announced the postponement of the highly anticipated 2023 Governorship Elections. The decision comes after court grants the INEC to reconfigure BVAS as LP requested the court to do so , and this has been met with mixed reactions from the Nigerian public.

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In a statement released by the commission, INEC cited logistical and operational challenges as the main reason for the postponement. These challenges include ongoing voter registration exercises, delimitation of polling units, and the distribution of election materials across the country. The new date for the Governorship Elections has been set for March 18th, 2023, a delay of several weeks from the original March 11th date.

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The new date for the elections is March 18, 2023.

This information was released in a statement on Wednesday that was signed by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman of INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee.

The choice was also confirmed by a state resident electoral commissioner who talked with our correspondent under the condition of anonymity.

The postponement has sparked controversy and frustration among some Nigerians, who see it as a sign of incompetence on the part of INEC. Critics have expressed concern that the delay will create logistical challenges and could affect the overall timetable for the 2023 governoship and state house elections.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, has assured Nigerians that the delay won’t disrupt the general election’s schedule as a whole. He reiterated INEC’s dedication to conducting free, fair, and credible elections that accurately reflect the will of the populace. He pleaded on all political parties, candidates, and other interested parties to work with the commission to ensure a fair election.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and his commissioners had reportedly been discussing the governorship election in a meeting behind closed doors, according to The Blend News. On Wednesday, the meeting got started at 7 o’clock.

During the meeting with the INEC chairman and his staff, a decision was made.

The delay occurs around three days before the original state election date of March 11, which has been postponed.

The decision to postpone the Governorship Elections is a necessary step to address the logistical challenges that INEC faces. While it may be disappointing to some Nigerians, it is crucial that the commission prioritizes transparency, accountability, and adherence to the rule of law in any electoral process. This delay provides an opportunity for INEC to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to address the challenges and deliver a credible and transparent electoral process.

Keytake notes on governorship election postponed

The 2023 governorship and state assembly elections were postponed on basis of logistic issues arises from BVAS(Bimodal Voter Accreditation System) reconfiguration

In conclusion, the decision to postpone the 2023 Governorship Elections is a reminder of the challenges that Nigeria’s electoral process faces. The success of the Governorship and State assembly Elections and the overall 2023 general elections will depend on the commitment of all stakeholders to work together towards a common goal of ensuring a credible and transparent electoral process. As the new date approaches, Nigerians will be watching closely to see whether INEC delivers on its promise to ensure a free, fair, and credible election.

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Oyo Election : Seyi Makinde Re-elects with large votes margin to beat Teslim Folarin

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Gov Seyi Makinde Am Not Afraid Of Losing 2023 Election

The seating Governor of Oyo State has been declared the winner of March 18, governorship poll in Oyo state by Independence National Electoral Commission as a candidate with larger votes margin to beat his closest rival Teslim Folarin of APC .

Mr. Seyi Makinde Re-elects with large votes margin to beat Teslim Folarin according to the returning officer for Oyo governorship election 2023 in the state ,Prof . Olusola Kehinde, said :

“That Makinde Oluseyi having satisfied the requirement of the law is declared winner of the poll,”

Oyo State Speaker Debi Ogundoyin wins Ibarapa East Constituency again

Makinde polled 563,756 votes to beat his close rival Teslim Folarin of All Progressive Congress who scored 256,685 votes, while Adebayo Adelabu of Accord Party scored 38,357 votes.

Makinde won 31 out of the 33 local government areas in the state, while Folarin came second by winning two local governments of Irepo and Ore-lope.

Makinde, who was seeking re-election, on Saturday, contested against Folarin, a three-term Senator, and Adebayo Adelabu of Accord Party, who was former deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

As announced by INEC ,here is the details and full list of result

18) Ibadan Southeast Local Government

Accord: 1,846
APC: 9,147
PDP: 23,585

19) Ibarapa North Local Government

Accord: 563
APC: 5,678
PDP: 10,845

20) Ibarapa Central Local Government

Accord: 1,455
APC: 6,287
PDP: 10,491

21) Oyo West Local Government

Accord: 431
APC: 7,599
PDP: 15,084

22) Oyo East Local Government

Accord: 571
APC: 6,999
PDP: 15,751

23) Ogbomosho North Local Government

Accord: 562
APC: 10,661
PDP: 20,387

24) Ido Local Government

Accord: 822
APC: 7,865
PDP: 19,284

25) Kajola Local Government

Accord: 1,710
APC: 9,523
PDP: 13,562

26) Lagelu Local Government

Accord: 886
APC: 10,661
PDP: 19,104

27) Ibadan North Local Government

Accord: 2,120
APC: 11,883
PDP: 39,658

28) Iseyin Local Government

Accord: 501
APC: 9,694
PDP: 25,740

29) Egbeda Local Government

Accord: 3072
APC: 7,377
PDP: 30,444

30) Saki West Local Government

Accord: 607
APC: 13,753
PDP: 17,452

31) Ore-lope Local Government

Accord: 1602
APC: 7077
PDP: 6,483

32) Iwajowa Local Government

Accord: 269
APC: 6,441
PDP: 9029

33) Akinyele Local Government

Accord: 1287
APC: 9,445
PDP: 28,920

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Lagos Election : Desmond Elliot wins surulere constituency election seat again

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The national electoral commission (INEC) has announce renowned Nollywood film producer cum politician Desmond Elliott as the winner of Surulere state constituency election in 18 March ,2023 election .

The declaration was given on Sunday by Dr. O.J. Fenuga, the INEC returning officer.

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He said that Adebayo Bode of the Labour Party, LP, who received 7,822 votes, came in second to Desmond Elliott of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who received 17,837 votes.

Fenuga reported that Thompson Sulaimon Abolaji, the PDP’s candidate, received 1,045 votes.

Festus Keyamo, a representative for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, had previously congratulated Desmond Elliot on his victory.

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Police begins investigation over MC Oluomo threat to Igbo voters

Idowu Owohunwa, the commissioner of police for Lagos State, announced on Friday that an investigation had been opened into the alleged threat made by Musiliu Akinsanya

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Police Begins Investigation Over Mc Oluomo Threat To Igbo Voters

Idowu Owohunwa, the commissioner of police for Lagos State, announced on Friday that an investigation had been opened into the alleged threat made by Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, against Igbo.

Police begins investigation over MC Oluomo threat to Igbo voters

In an interview with TV Arise News regarding the Saturday governorship and state assembly elections preview, Owohunwa made this statement.

In a popular video, MC Oluomo urged Igbo residents of Lagos not to bother voting if they didn’t support the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

It will be recalled that the head of PM (Motor Parks manager) of lagos State Mr. Musilu Akinsanya has come out to urge lagos Igbo residents to not bother to come out to vote on the Sat 2023 governorship election MC,Oluomo threatens Igbo voters to stay home during the upcoming tomorrow election.

MC Oluomo threatens Igbo voters ahead of Saturday Election

Mc Oluomo made the warning in the viral video which he posted on his TikTok account page .

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If you don’t want to vote for us sit down at home – MC Oluomo threatens Igbo voters – Video

The charmain of motor parks management in Lagos State said:

"Please tell them, we have begged them. If they don’t vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them that Chukwudi’s mother, if you don’t vote for us, sit down at home. Do you understand? Sit down at home.” 

In a swift response to the threat today, Lagos CP said,

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms any act, statement, or an action that could be interpreted as hate speech or that could be interpreted as deepening political tension regardless of the brain that might be behind it. With regards to this specific video you mentioned, it is currently a subject of a detailed investigation".

Mr Owohunwa further stresses that “those brewing violence in the state should desist or face the full wrath of the law, adding that the law enforcement agents will not spare any lawbreaker”.

He continues

"Naturally, we are using our access to cyber security to address that. Also, I can guarantee that no one is above the law. This nation has regulations. It is still the job and mandate of the Nigeria Police to look into anyone who attempts to incite hatred or create political tension, both of which have the potential to escalate into violent acts". 

Nigerians are heading to cast their votes tomorrow for governorship and house assembly election 2023 for the candidates of their choice among the different political parties .

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