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2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by nairalaila: 7:36am On Dec 01, 2018
INEC chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who spoke at a capacity-building workshop for journalists, jointly organised by INEC, European Centre for Electoral Support, European Union and European Union Support for Democratic Governance in Nigeria, disclosed that the 2018 party primaries is among the worst in Nigeria.

The INEC Chairman who disclosed that the commission had received 52 petitions and protests from aggrieved party aspirants over controversial primaries, added that the commission had already been joined in 396 pending cases in various courts across the country over the conduct of party primaries and nomination of candidates.

According to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu,  there would likely be more court cases, given the over 300 requests for Certified True Copies of documents from the commission, which he said was a prelude to more court actions.

“Unfortunately, we have also witnessed some of the most acrimonious party primaries in our recent history. Internal party democracy is still a source of concern to our electoral progress. So far, the commission has been joined in 396 pending actions in various courts across the country arising from the conduct of party primaries and nomination of candidates by political parties.

“We have similarly received 302 requests for CTCs of documents, mainly our monitoring reports of party primaries and copies of personal particulars of candidates. These requests are obviously a prelude to more court actions. In addition, we have also received 52 petitions and protests from aggrieved party aspirants.

“The implication of these challenges is that as we prepare for the general elections, we are also going to grapple with pre-election litigations" he said.

Punch reported that the chairman also disclosed that about 73 political parties had filed their nominations at the end of the period for the substitution and withdrawal of candidates, for the 2019 presidential election.

The INEC Chairman who gave an update on the number and gender of candidates competing for elections into the National Assembly seats, also disclosed that few parties nominated candidates below the mandatory age of 35 years for presidential and vice-presidential candidates. According to him, 6,483 candidates were jostling for the 469 seats at the National Assembly.

“For National Assembly elections, a total of 1,848 candidates (1,615 males and 233 females) are vying for 109 senatorial seats while 4,635 candidates (4,066 males and 569 females) are competing for the 360 seats in the House of Representatives.

“Similarly, the full list of candidates and their political parties will be published for public information in line with the commission’s timetable and schedule of activities.

“As for state elections, a total of 1,068 candidates (980 males and 88 females) are contesting 29 governorship positions, with 805 males and 263 female deputy governorship candidates.

“The commission is working on the list of candidates nominated by political parties for the 991 state assembly constituencies as well as the 68 area council chairmen and councillors for the Federal Capital Territory. The full details will also be published for public information in line with our timetable and schedule of activities" he said.

On conducting a free and fair election, Mahmood who disclosed that INEC did not and would never tolerate any breach of the strict timelines provided for in the timetable for the elections, added that parties that failed to respect the democratic process in selecting candidates during primary elections had lost the moral right to complain about secondary elections.

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by iHart(m): 7:40am On Dec 01, 2018
It is because our political consciousness is increasing every day.

Every party wants to win so they have to get the candidate with the highest potentials to win in the general election. Internal party democracy comes to play.

Then everybody wants to be a winner. What do you expect? Katakata!!

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Popzi1: 7:40am On Dec 01, 2018
But you're the umpire you're supposed to regulate these things

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Bede2u(m): 7:41am On Dec 01, 2018
Because of how immature APC are. Truth is that APC has introduced very dangerous antics into our politics. Yes pdp was stealing money...but not only does apc steal, they also use propaganda to cover things up...they introduced hate speech, tribal hate, vote buying, playing opposition even while in power, use of military to initimidate ethnic groups, govt terrorism etc.

Apc will ruin nigeria...watch this space

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by NaijaMutant(f): 7:41am On Dec 01, 2018
All thanks to Oshiomhole grin


APC really tried to set our democracy aback.

But PDP came to the rescue wink

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by easynetsms(m): 7:41am On Dec 01, 2018
Ok. Has there been anytime there have been a coordinated party primaries.


Check my profile for cheap internet data

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Kenekingisback: 7:42am On Dec 01, 2018
APC
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by israelmao(m): 7:42am On Dec 01, 2018
Overambitiousness of politicians caused it.
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by franchasng: 7:42am On Dec 01, 2018
All thanks to Buhari the corruption in chief of Nigeria angry

All the mid-elections, runoffs and bi-elections witnessed this year also remains the worst in the history of Nigeria.

I am talking about Ekiti, Osun, Edo, Zamfara, Kaduna, etc.

Buhari has dragged Nigeria 100 years backward, what a man of integrity angry

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by elderhimself(m): 7:42am On Dec 01, 2018
Wetin konsyn me

Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Oblitz(m): 7:42am On Dec 01, 2018
Nigerians are naturally greedy. Myself inclusive.

Nigeria's problem is a cumulation of our collective greed.

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Bruno531(m): 7:42am On Dec 01, 2018
I know that APC own well be the worst whereby Rivers, Enugu, Imo, Zamfara are in court..
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Promismike(m): 7:43am On Dec 01, 2018
Anything under the lifeless one goes from bad to worse.

It's his trademark since 1983.

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Pat4321: 7:43am On Dec 01, 2018
This INEC chairman is the worst in Nigeria Comptemrary history

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by maestroferddi: 7:44am On Dec 01, 2018
Face front and mind your serial rigging and shameless shenanigans with APC...

Stop wasting our time...

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by phoenix45(m): 7:44am On Dec 01, 2018
Everybody knows that expect zombies
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Caseless: 7:46am On Dec 01, 2018
Okorocha right now.

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by dokyOloye: 7:47am On Dec 01, 2018
2018 APC primaries the worst
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by kenbee(m): 7:47am On Dec 01, 2018
Under Buhari Government
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by bewla(m): 7:51am On Dec 01, 2018
book
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by naijapips04: 7:55am On Dec 01, 2018
iHart:
It is because our political consciousness is increasing every day.

Every party wants to win so they have to get the candidate with the highest potentials to win in the general election. Internal party democracy comes to play.

Then everybody wants to be a winner. What do you expect? Katakata!!

Shut up. Its because Nigeria has never had a party as demonic as the APC

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Tomide007: 7:55am On Dec 01, 2018
Pat4321:
This INEC chairman is the worst in Nigeria Comptemrary history
Really?.... Worse than Maurice iwu?
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by humberjade: 7:55am On Dec 01, 2018
Especially APC's...grin


Oshiomole should go down as d most corrupt party chairman of all time...ripping party members of billions of Naira in a record time...Kudos to d mynute ojuju from Edo... grin

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Nobody: 7:57am On Dec 01, 2018
Na so we see am o
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Passionate888: 7:58am On Dec 01, 2018
Buhari sef.
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by tachacute(f): 7:59am On Dec 01, 2018
Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by joyfullyjoyous(f): 8:04am On Dec 01, 2018
It is truly the dirtiest in the history of party primaries in Nigeria. Imagine winning and being asked to step down as someone else is picked by the godfathers to occupy that position like what happened to Funke Adesiyan!

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Re: 2018 Party Primaries Among The Worst In Nigeria – INEC Chairman by Bobulopsy(m): 8:07am On Dec 01, 2018
Tomide007:

Really?.... Worse than Maurice iwu?
Him and Iwu will be contesting for the post of worst INEC chairman ever

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