President Tinubu Appoints Jega to Head Herders-farmers Crisis Committee | METROWATCH

By Seyi Babalola President Bola Tinubu has appointed Professor Attahiru Jega, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as co-chairman of the Presidential Committee on Livestock Reform Implementation. Tinubu announced Jega's selection during the committee's inauguration on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The committee will address agricultural productivity challenges and provide new possibilities for farmers, herders, processors, and distributors along the livestock value chain. He noted that the implementation of the reforms would require the collective efforts of ...


EDO, ONDO 2024 | Don’t Deny Opposition Parties Access to Public Facilities, INEC to Ruling Party | METROWATCH

By Seyi Babalola The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned Edo and Ondo State governors not to use their power of incumbency to deny opposition parties and candidates access to public facilities for rallies and other campaign activities ahead of the two states' off-cycle governorship elections. The commission also expressed worry that it has been a reoccurring issue in Nigeria's electioneering process for incumbents to victimize opposition parties by imposing various restrictions on their use of public venues for rallies and other campaign activities. INEC’s National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, handed the warning ...

Sam Amadi

Supreme Court Determined Presidential Election Result because INEC Failed, Says Sam Amadi | METROWATCH

By Seyi Babalola Sam Amadi, director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, stated that the Supreme Court determined the outcome of the 2023 presidential election. Amadi chastised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for failing to prosecute the 2023 presidential election. Amadi stated that the National Assembly should investigate INEC's expenses during the 2023 general election. He also asked INEC to explain why its server collapsed during the 2023 presidential election. The public affairs analyst further stated that the electoral umpire should be able to explain to Nigerians why the results were not collated and declared electronically, as required by the INEC electoral Act as amended. He spoke during a Labour Party event commemorating this year's Democracy Day, according to a statement released by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh. “Nigerians and indeed the National Assembly should be courageous enough to ...

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