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STUDENTS IN LAGOS STAGE CONCERT TO ENDORSE SANWO-OLU, TINUBU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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SUPREME COURT DISMISSES AWESU’S APPEAL FOR IKORODU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY SEAT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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COLLECT YOUR PVC: ASIWAJU DISTINGUISHED AMBASSADORS MOVEMENT (ADAM) EMBARKS ON IKORODU LG PVC STOPS, PRAISE INEC FOR VOTERS CARD COLLECTION DATE EXTENSION ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

404k3k3mm3mm9171036075753296792 As the 2023 general elections pull nearer, members of the Asiwaju Distinguished Ambassadors Movement (ADAM) came out en mass, rallying dwellers in Ikorodu LG to pick up their permanent voter's card.
Catching up with the pro-tinubu campaign group on the 17th of January 2023, Ikorodu News Network (INN) uncovered the faction's movement across the council's ward A to ward G in the Lagos waterbed region.
Led by its founder, Aarebirin Honourable (Dr) Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, the movement left no stone unturned in her 'Collect your PVC' campaign mobilisation scheme.
Communicating with Ikorodu News Network (INN), Folashade-Oba, who's the Executive Vice-Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, said that the campaign is organised to inform residents on realising that the PVC is their right and power as a citizen of Nigeria to beget better governance.
Folashade-Oba explained, "Today, we embarked on a PVC stop. Asiwaju Distinguished Ambassadors Movement (ADAM) went around different neighbourhoods, compelling those who are yet to pick up their PVC to do so in earnest".
Telling on the group's convergence at the All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat in Ikorodu LGA, Folashade illume, "We used the same medium to pay homage to our hospitable APC LGA Chairman, Alhaji Waheed Animashaun at our party's secretariat".
"We came here to let him know that he's doing a great job for our great APC party in Ikorodu".
"Also, we want him to grasp that together we're cruising to victory for all our APC candidates during the general elections".
"From our presidential candidate, His Excellency, Dr Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, our Lagos State of Excellence Mr Talk and Do Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat".
"Stretching down to Ikorodu, Our number-one heartthrob, representing the Lagos East Senatorial district, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Ikorodu Golden Boy at the green chamber, Hon. Babajimi Adegoke Benson MHR, Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye (OGA), APC candidate for Ikorodu constituency 1 at the Lagos State house of Assembly, and of course, Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro (AMA), APC candidate for Ikorodu Constituency 2 at the Lagos State house of Assembly, we're going all out for them to seek their triumph at the forthcoming elections".
Dr Folashade-Oba, National Chairman, of the Association of Local Government Vice-Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGOVC), declared that the electoral cycle is no longer business as usual, enlarging that the time is forthwith for every eligible voter to play their role.
"Sometimes we tend to overlook certain things, but this season is vital to our desire for national change" she illustrated.
On the people's reaction towards picking up their PVC, Folashade-Oba expressed enthusiasm in the procedure, asserting that some people experienced difficulty in picking up their voter's card due to delays.
".....because of the delays, we encouraged them by providing mobility to carry interested participates to and fro, enabling them to acquire their Permanent Voters Card".
"With that said, I'll take hold of this medium to express my profound gratitude to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as regards their extension of the date for people to get the PVC, it is my prayer that we all should maximise this sharp opportunity".
Complimenting Folashade-Oba's remarks, the Ikorodu APC LGA Chairman, Alhaji Waheed Animashaun disclosed that APC Ikorodu LGA is putting the finishing touches to galvanising every support for the party's candidates.
According to Alhaji Waheed, "We're not only persuading the people to get the PVC, but we're also enlightening them about the significance of possessing it".
"The good thing is that, as we continue to crusade on this collection process, people are beginning to come in the quest of obtaining it" Alhaji Waheed noted.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) extended the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards until Sunday, January 29, 2023.

As the 2023 general elections pull nearer, members of the Asiwaju Distinguished Ambassadors Movement (ADAM) came out en mass, rallying dwellers in Ikorodu LG to pick up their permanent voter’s card. Catching up with the pro-tinubu campaign group on the 17th of

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REMARKS BY INEC CHAIRMAN AT PRESENTATION OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF VOTERS TO POLITICAL PARTIES ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

prof4151017518532329633 The National Chairmen and Secretaries of Political Parties, National Commissioners, INEC Secretary to the Commission
Directors and Other Senior Officials of the Commission, Members of the INEC Press Corps Ladies and Gentlemen...
I am delighted to welcome the Chairmen and Secretaries of political parties to this meeting. With just 44 days to the 2023 General Election, electioneering campaigns are in full swing following your nomination of candidates for the 1,491 constituencies for which elections will be conducted this year. As you are no doubt aware, the Presidential election as well as elections for 109 Senatorial Districts and 360 Federal Constituencies will be held on Saturday 25th February 2023. Two weeks later, Governorship elections in 28 States of the Federation and all 993 State Assembly constituencies will be held on Saturday 11th March 2023. I want to seize this opportunity to thank the Chairmen and leaders of political parties for your sustained engagement with the Commission in particular and Nigerians in general on critical electoral issues. I want to reassure you that by working together, we will sustain the tradition of regular consultative meetings with political parties and other critical stakeholders.
You may recall that on 26th February 2022, the Commission released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election. Since then, the Commission has been relentlessly implementing the 14 step-by-step activities listed in the Timetable. Some of the major activities include the conduct of primaries by political parties, the nomination of candidates, the publication of a list of candidates and the commencement of campaigns by political parties. With the presentation of the register of voters to political parties at this meeting, the Commission has now successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities on schedule. Furthermore, the implementation of other activities has proceeded in earnest.
Already, substantial quantities of sensitive and non-sensitive materials have been deployed to various locations across the country. The last batch of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) has been received while the ongoing configuration of the critical technology in readiness for elections will soon be completed. In the last two days, we commenced the airlifting of other sensitive materials to States across the country. Already, some of the materials for 17 States in three geo-political zones have been delivered. Furthermore, 13,868,441 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) have been printed, and delivered to States and are being collected by citizens as new voters or by existing voters who applied for transfer or replacement of cards as provided by law. Similarly, following the display of the voters’ register nationwide and the conclusion of claims and objections by citizens, a new national register of voters has been compiled. In short, at no time in the recent history of the Commission has so much of the planning and implementation been accomplished 44 days ahead of a General Election. Therefore, the Commission is not contemplating any adjustment to the election timetable, let alone the postponement of the General Election. For the avoidance of doubt, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on Saturday 25th February 2023 while Governorship and State Assembly elections will hold two weeks later on Saturday 11th March 2023. The repeated assurance by the security agencies for the adequate protection of our personnel, materials and processes also reinforces our determination to proceed. The 2023 General Election will hold as scheduled. Any report to the contrary is not the official position of the Commission.
As a further affirmation of the Commission’s readiness to conduct the 2023 General Election as scheduled, the final register of voters has been compiled. You would recall that for the 2019 General Election, Nigeria had a voter population of 84,004,084. After the cleaning up of the data from the last Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise (June 2021 - July 2022), 9,518,188 new voters were added to the previous register resulting in the preliminary register of 93,522,272 which was presented to Nigerians for claims and objections as required by law. At the end of the period for claims and objections by citizens, the Commission received 53,264 objections from Nigerians to the prevalence of ineligible persons on the register by age, citizenship or death. These names have been verified and removed from the register.
Consequently, the register of voters for the 2023 General Election stands at 93,469,008. Of this cumulative figure, 49,054,162 (52.5%) are male while 44,414,846 (47.5%) are female. The distribution by age group shows that 37,060,399 (39.65%) are youth between the ages of 18 and 34; 33,413,591 (35.75%) are middle-aged persons between the ages of 35 and 49; 17,700,270 (18.94%) are elderly voters between the ages of 50 and 69 while 5,294,748 (5.66%) are senior citizens aged 70 and above. In terms of occupational distribution, students constitute the largest category with 26,027,481 (27.8%) of all voters, followed by 14,742,554 (15.8%) Farmers/Fishermen and 13,006,939 (13.9%) housewives. The data on disability was not collected for previous registration. However, the cumulative figure of 85,362 persons from the recent CVR indicates that there are 21,150 (24.5%) persons with Albinism; 13,387 (15.7%) with physical impediment and 8,103 (9.5%) are blind.
The softcopy of the complete registration will be presented to each political party shortly. It is organised by State, Local Government, Ward and Polling Unit. It is also the same register that will be used on Election Day. Hard copies of the breakdown of the register by States of the Federation and analysis by gender, age group, occupation and disability are enclosed in your folders for this meeting. The softcopy of the breakdown and analysis will be uploaded to our website and social media platforms shortly.
I would like to reiterate our commitment to a transparent, credible and inclusive 2023 General Election. We will continue to take every step to protect the sanctity of the votes cast by citizens and to deal with infractions, including the arrest and prosecution of persons that attempt to perpetuate illegality at Polling Units on Election Day, be they underaged voters or vote buyers.
Once again, the Commission appreciates the patience of Nigerians who have been queuing up at the designated centres to collect the PVCs. To make it easier, we devolved the collection to the 8,809 Registration Areas/Wards nationwide. We have also uploaded the comprehensive list of the Ward collection centres nationwide to our website. The locations can also be identified by sending a short text message to any of the two dedicated telephone lines. The details are also available on the Commission’s website.
On this note, the Commission would like to appreciate the political parties, the leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), civil society organisations, development partners, and traditional, religious and community leaders for their partnership and support in encouraging Nigerians to register and to collect their PVCs. The best way to reciprocate this support and the dogged determination of Nigerians to vote is to ensure a transparent election next month. This remains our avowed commitment to the people of Nigeria.

The National Chairmen and Secretaries of Political Parties, National Commissioners, INEC Secretary to the Commission Directors and Other Senior Officials of the Commission, Members of the INEC Press Corps Ladies and Gentlemen… I am delighted to welcome the Chairmen and Secretaries of

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