The Kogi State governor,Yahaya Bello, has been accused of flouting the provisions of the Electoral Act by taking part in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, being carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, after having been registered before.
According to the commission, a total of 57,737 new voters were registered across the federation within the first three days of the exercise.
Justice Mohammed Idris held that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, provides for a heavier sentence for the crime to which the accused pleaded guilty.
Omoile was on Monday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a two-count amended charge of conspiracy and money laundering.
The Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC, Olusegun Peters argued that any attempt to de-register a political party because it did not win a National or State Assembly election would amount to throwing away a baby with the bath water.
The Senate has amended the country’s electoral act creating a possibility for the introduction of electronic voting by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that it has so far recorded about 86 new political parties seeking for registration ahead of the 2019 general election.
The trial of 23 staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who were accused of collecting a total of N360 million in bribes during the Rivers State re-run election began today at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“Our democracy is maturing and the Commission believes that there should be certainty with regard to the timetable for elections,” said Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner South West
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that over 25 of its personnel are in hospital following the supplementary election held in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Saturday.