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Kogi PDP boycotts rescheduled assembly election over alleged insecurity

INEC on Saturday rescheduled the elections due to wrong ballot papers taken to the area

Razak Atunwa.

PDP governorship candidate loses own local govt in Kwara

APC won in the 11 local government areas so far declared. The state has 16 LGAs.

Abuja on map

APC wins three chairmanship seats in Abuja, two others declared inconclusive

Elections in some polling units in Bwari and Kuje area councils were cancelled due to violence.

Abuja on map

APC wins Abaji Chairmanship election

Mr Ajiya of APC was reelected to a second term.

Abuja City Gate

It’s Official: APC wins AMAC chairmanship election in Abuja

The incumbent APC chairman defeated his PDP challenger.

Benue on map

INEC postpones elections in parts of four Benue LGs

“The election in Mbalon is rescheduled because of the burning of electoral materials by thugs.”

INEC logo

Gunmen kidnap, release six INEC staff, materials in Kogi

The affected INEC staff were said to have been kidnapped by armed thugs decked in fake police and army uniforms.

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

Flawless victory for Ortom at own polling unit

The governor had during the last presidential election delivered his polling unit and local government to his party.

APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

How we seized bags of cash from Benue APC governorship candidate — EFCC

Supporters of Emmanuel Jime attacked anti-graft officers during the recovery on Saturday, the agency said.

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

‘PDP agent’ in vote-buying in Abuja

A party agent with the PDP tag was seen handing out N200 to voters who clustered around him.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

Gov. Ortom wins Benue government house polling unit

PDP lost the polling unit in the presidential election.

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Kogi CP deploys more police officers to curb ballot snatching

The police say the situation is being addressed.

Darius Ishaku

Elections: Gov. Ishaku condemns arrest of PDP supporters in Taraba

The governor says it is unfair to intimidate opposition in an election.

Nigerian Police [Photo credit:]

Shooting, ballot box snatching spread in Kogi capital

A man was shot when thugs invaded the polling unit to snatch ballot box and other materials.

Nigerian police force

Confusion as thugs snatch ballot boxes in Lokoja

Voters and electoral officers scamper to safety.

Voters on voting line

Election: Voter apathy recorded in parts of FCT

Some voters speak on the voter apathy noticed.

Ex-Niger gov, Babangida Aliyu, decries low voters turnout

“My advice is that voters should be ready accept result, the way it comes.”

Voters are already at their polling units around Bauchi metropolis waiting for the arrival of INEC officials.

INEC postpones elections in Kogi local govt

An INEC official told PREMIUM TIMES that there was a mix up in the distribution of election materials in the area.

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

Governor Ortom alleges sponsored attacks by APC

The governor says suspected herdsmen allegedly sponsored by the APC attacked a house

Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Ignore message of Kwara APC governorship candidate’s withdrawal – Reps member

Mr Abdulrasaq was said to have stepped down due to the WAEC scandal he is enmeshed in.

As at 9:00am, accreditation and voting has already commenced simultaneously in 15 PUs in 5 of the wards visited in Ejigbo town, Ejigbo LGA. Asides minor scuffles by voters that cued of in long lines, the process has been hitchfree so far. The cubicles were placed sideways so that to ensure voter secrecy as INEC promised. Earlier signs of rain has reduced as the weather starts getting clearer. There were delays due to hitches caused by some malfunctioning card readers in ward 1, unit 5 at Bada Sakasaka. There was a bit of exchange of words between voters cueing up at Ward 1, unit 1 in Ejigbo town hall, directly opposite the central Mosque. The total number of registered voters there is 739. Voting continued normally at all units in Ward 2: unit 4 in Ogbabijo area; unit 10 a and b, DC primary school, Iwo road; unit 5 in Elejigbo has 540 registered voters while Unit 6 in Aromadu area boasts of 714 and unit 13 in Aluokoso a shy less with 451 registers voters. Ward 3: unit 1 in Beulah Baptist School is with the highest number of registered voters so far, 1,053. However, there was no hitches. Ward5: As at 9:20am, there was increased presence of security personnel at some units in ward 5. While unit 3 in Akinde/Asaru road appear normal, irregular movement and accosting of voters by party agents was noticed at unit 4 directly opposite Ayegbogbo primary health Centre in Ejigbo town.

Thugs set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue

No official of the commission including ad hoc staff was hurt.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Elections: New commissioner of police deployed to Benue

7,480 security personnel drafted for election duties in the state.

Benue on map

32 candidates to contest Benue governorship election

There are 432 candidates contesting for the 32 seats in the state house of assembly.

Voters on voting line

Election: Underage voters will be dealt with in Plateau – INEC

The official expresses INEC’s readiness for the polls.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Elections: Yahaya Bello assures of tighter security for Saturday’s elections

Kogi was amongst the few states that witnessed violence during the presidential elections two weeks ago.