General Election News

Hold referendum in 2022 - MP

A referendum on the Constitution should be held in 2022 together with the General Election, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has proposed.

The Star , Kenya Feb 17, 2019

Historicism of Ohanaeze Ndigbo political endorsements | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Perhaps, the best known intervention in the politics of the Igbo was the 2015 General Election when the Ralph Uwechue led Ohanaeze Ndigbo declared support for President Jonathan against the wishes of some Igbo groups who countered with the narrative that the Niger Delta minorities betrayed the Igbo during the Civil War and have never considered the Igbo as good neighbours or friends worthy of political alliance.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 16, 2019

Experts oppose IEBC's staggered polls proposal

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says that staggering the General Election will save its staffers from the overwhelming tasks leading to fatigue thereby guaranteeing a more secure and transparent poll excise.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 16, 2019

Kitui Governor Ngilu left hanging after last minute cancellation of Nigeria election

- Nigeria's electoral commission postponed the General Election for one week to February 23 - The electoral agency said the postponement was informed by need for free and fair polls - Ngilu was among international observers dispatched to Nigeria Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu was among international observers for the Nigerian General Election who were left stranded after the exercise which was kick off on Saturday, February 16, was postponed.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 16, 2019

Nigeria postpones 2019 General Election just hours to opening polls

- Nigeria's electoral commission postponed the General Election for one week - It had been scheduled for Saturday, February 16 but it will now be held on Saturday, February 23 - The electoral commission cited logistics constraints as the reason behind the delay - The move has been criticized by both the ruling party and the opposition -According to the opposition the delay is aimed at rigging the election for President Buhari Nigeria’s electoral commission has postponed the presidential election scheduled for Saturday, February 16, to Saturday February 23, citing logistics constraints.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 16, 2019

Surging police killings put service on the spot

Titus Yoma Mr Yoma was the Kisumu county commander during the 2017 General Election when armed police officers stormed the shanty in which Baby Pendo and her parents, Ms Lencer Achieng Sege and Mr Joseph Oloo Sege Abanja lived at Nyalenda slums in Kisumu on August 11, 2017 and bludgeoned the infant to death.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 16, 2019

Ngirici storms event, says Waiguru ‘hijacks’ projects

Waiguru and Ngirici, who are friends-turned-foes, have been feuding since the campaigns for the 2017 General Election.

The Star , Kenya Feb 13, 2019

Chebukati admits IEBC lacked money to open servers, verify disputed 2017 elections results

Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens Speaking during the launch of IEBC’s Post-Election Evaluation Report, Chebukati said the body was operating at the mercy of the treasury which had a habit of withholding funds only to release them a few months to the General Election.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 13, 2019

MPs breathe fire as OT-Morpho snubs summons

Members of Parliament are now plotting to blacklist a French technology firm at the centre of multibillion-shilling tenders for poll materials to the electoral commission in the 2017 General Election.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 13, 2019

Chebukati proposes Constitutional amendment to change poll dates

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has proposed an amendment to the constitution that would see the General Election held on two separate dates.

The Star , Kenya Feb 13, 2019