Showing posts with label inec. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inec. Show all posts

Monday, January 5, 2015

Only The Courts Can Disqualify Buhari From Contesting In The Elections - INEC

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared that only the courts have the powers to disqualify a former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), from contesting the 2015 general elections.

INEC said it was yet to receive any petition against President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, Buhari or any other presidential candidates, more than seven days after displaying their particulars.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

N21bn Donation: We Can’t Probe Donors, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has   said that only security agencies can investigate any party, person or company that violates any part of the country’s Electoral Act.

The commission which however admitted that it had the power to prosecute violators of the Act, explained that before it could do so, it must have concrete evidence before it.

INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated this following an enquiry by The PUNCH on whether the commission would investigate and prosecute the Peoples Democratic Party, companies and individuals who donated over N21.27bn to President Goodluck Jonathan’s electioneering.