People’s Democratic Party describes the delay as “dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable”.
Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari's refusal to sign the electoral amendment bill has been received with mixed reactions across the country. Nigeria's electoral umpire INEC has said it will go ahead to conduct the polls with existing laws. Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director at Centre for Social Justice joins CNBC Africa to discuss how this will impact Nigeria’s electoral process in 2019.
Voters in four local government areas in Nigeria's Osun state will decide the fate of the governorship aspirants today after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the last election results inconclusive. Olusegun Agbaje, INEC's Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State joins CNBC Africa from Osun state to shed some light on today’s election process.
The Inter-Party Advisory Council, a body that houses all registered political parties in Nigeria says they plans to constitute a legal body to interact with INEC to address vote buying in elections. According to Chude Achike, Political Affairs Commentator, Nigeria’s democracy has not gotten to a level where some of the primary ideals of democracy are fully implemented. Speaking to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole, Achike discussed vote buying in Nigerian politics.
INEC to release budget for Nigeria's general elections next week
Professor Jega: “Credible elections are the business of everybody, not only the work of an electoral commission, and all hands have to be on deck in order to deliver credible elections.”
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