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adminreachOctober 24, 2017

2min00
The Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) at the weekend disqualified two chairmanship and 71 councillorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
As a result, the Enugu State chapter of the APC on Sunday protested the disqualification and threatened legal action.
Addressing a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Enugu, the state chairman of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, called on ENSIEC chairman, Chief Mike Ajogwu, to resign his position for allegedly caving in to pressure from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nwoye, while brandishing a publication by ENSIEC containing list of disqualified candidates, claimed that the APC aspirants in their strongholds were mostly affected.
He said the chairmanship candidates of the party in Aninri and Enugu South local government areas, Barr. Uzoigwe Oleh and Hilary Okoye were disqualified for no reason.
But reacting to the allegation that the electoral body succumbed to pressure of the ruling PDP, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Ogbuagu Anikwe, said those disqualified were unable to present their tax clearance certificates.
Anikwe, however, wondered why the disqualification should be discriminatory since no PDP candidate in the 17 LGAs and 260 electoral wards was affected.

adminreachOctober 24, 2017

1min00
The National Conscience Party (NCP) National Chairman, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, said yesterday that he was under pressure to contest the office of president in the 2019 general elections.  
Tanko, a former Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), said the NCP would issue free expression of interest and nomination forms to its members willing to contest the presidential, governorship, Senate, House of Representatives and state houses of assembly seats in 2019.
He said in an exclusive interview in Abuja, shortly after a group of youths paid him a visit that he would consider the possibility of contesting the office of president, adding that he would formally declare his intention to run after wide consultations with critical stakeholders.
Dr. Yunusa also advised the youth to take advantage of the NCP policy of issuing free nomination forms to aspirants, to contest various offices in 2019.


adminreachOctober 24, 2017

1min00

As Kwara prepares for the November 18 local government election, the State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC), began the training of 141 facilitators for the conduct of the polls.
The three-day training is organized by the state electoral commission, in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES).
The facilitators are made up of academics, serving and retired civil servants as well as industrial workers and people from other fields of endeavours.
Declaring the training open, the Chairman of KWASIEC, Dr Abdulrahman Ajidagba, reaffirmed the commitment of the commission to conduct free, fair and credible election.
Ajidagba said the facilitators had experience in various fields of human endeavours and expressed optimism that they would be able to subsequently train the ad-hoc staff for the poll.
In an address, the representative of the IFES, Array Jah, said the foundation was determined to train the facilitators well to ensure successful conduct of the election.
Jah said the foundation had been rendering such support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other state electoral commissions to enhance the conduct of elections in the country.