GOP states press voter photo ID rules, with unclear effects

Sign up for the daily Inside Washington email for exclusive US coverage and analysis sent to your inbox Get our free Inside Washington email As Ohio’s primary approaches, a strict new photo ID requirement is stirring concerns for military veterans and out-of-state college students, in Amish communities and among older voters. Other Republican-led states are … Read more

Electoral violence, voter suppression discouraging women from politics, forum laments | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Southern Women’s Forum (SWF), a regional and non-partisan platform promoting and advancing the cause of political participation of women in Southern Nigeria, has lamented the decline in women’s political representation, just as it condemned the electoral violence and voter suppression that characterized the 2023 general elections across the country. In a statement yesterday by … Read more

U.S. demands prosecution of perpetrators of voter suppression, violence in guber poll

The United States has called on the Federal Government to bring to justice everyone that was involved in violence, including intimidation of voters and suppression of voting during the last election. The post U.S. demands prosecution of perpetrators of voter suppression, violence in guber poll appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: US condemns voter intimidation during governorship elections, wants culprits punished

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The US government on Tuesday asked the Nigerian government to hold accountable and bring to justice persons found guilty of voter intimidation during the governorship elections. “We call on Nigerian authorities to hold accountable and bring to justice any individuals found to have ordered or carried out efforts to intimidate voters and suppress voting during … Read more

Recent elections proof of Nigerian voter vibrancy, maturity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says given the chance of a free and fair election as well as non-interference as was witnessed on 25 February and 18 March elections, Nigerians have proved to be capable of deciding who leads them without anyone telling them what to do. Mr Buhari who expressed satisfaction with remarkable passion towards democracy … Read more

U.S condemns voter intimidation, violence, threatens sanctions against perpetrators

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The United States has condemned voter intimidation and increased violence that marred the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections of last Saturday. This was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent on Tuesday. Recall that the rescheduled Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections were held in 28 states and 36 states, respectively, … Read more

Violence, Apathy, Voter Suppression Mar Governorship, State Assembly Elections

*17 feared killed in Lagos, Rivers, Delta, A’Ibom, others  *Nigerians discouraged by outcome of presidential poll, say Obi, Wike  *Governorship, state assembly elections worst ever, LP cries out  *Political thugs attack voters, ARISE NEWS crew in Lagos Our Correspondents No fewer than 17 people were killed in various acts of electoral violence in Delta, Lagos, … Read more

Obi, Obaseki, Soludo, Saraki lament low voter turnout

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Widespread voter turnout marred Saturday’s governorship and Houses of Assembly polls with some governors and other notable Nigerians lamenting the situation. Findings by Sunday PUNCH showed that low turnout was recorded in many states as more voters boycotted the governorship and state assembly polls compared to the presidential and National Assembly polls held three weeks … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: Low voter turnout governorship, assembly polls in Borno

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Low voter turnout has again characterised the ongoing governorship and House of Assembly elections in Borno State. Worse than what obtained during the 25 February presidential and National Assembly elections, the majority of the voters in the metropolis of the two local governments that form the state capital, Maiduguri, did not turn out to vote. … Read more

EFCC Arrests 65 Suspects over Alleged Voter Inducement

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissiom (EFCC) Saturday arrested 65 persons in 28 states over alleged voter inducement during the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections. This is contained in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujiaren.  Uwujiaren stated that 20 of the suspects were arrested in Kwara, while 13 suspects were arrested … Read more