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1979 elections in the Rivers State of Nigeria

Isaac Kumokou

1979 elections in the Rivers State of Nigeria

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.) - University of Birmingham, Centre of West African Studies, 1983.

Statementby Isaac Kumokou.
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Open LibraryOL13827112M

  Nigeria’s election body suspended vote-counting in the oil-rich Rivers state, citing widespread violence and disruption including the abduction of some staff.   Nigeria’s election chief said he was investigating irregularities as protests erupted amid calls for a rerun in one state following a knife-edge vote over the weekend.


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Parliamentary elections were held in Nigeria on 7 July for the first time since to elect a Senate and House of Representatives on 14 July.

The result was a victory for the National Party of Nigeria, which won 36 of the 95 Senate seats and of the House seats. It formed a coalition with the Nigerian People's Party in order to gain a majority.

Voter turnout was just % in the House. 1979 elections in the Rivers State of Nigeria book the Nigerian Constitution, in order to be elected president on the first ballot a candidate needed to receive both the most votes nationwide and at least 25% of the vote in two-thirds of the states. However, at the time of the election, Nigeria had nineteen states, two-thirds of.

48, 17, Lagos State, Nigeria’s richest state, and also which saw a decline in turnout from 30 per cent in to 18 per cent in elections, and Rivers State. The winner in the Edo governorship election is, without doubt, democracy. However, many saw that election as if it was between two individuals who, coincidentally, were not actually on the ballot – Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, and of.

The closest numbers to this low turnout were recorded during the nation's first three presidential elections: per cent inLagos State, Nigeria elections, and Rivers State.

The election in River State is keenly contested between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Nyesom Wike and the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo.

The Governor of Rivers State is the chief executive of the Rivers State government and is one of the governors of the thirty-six states of governor is supported by the Deputy Governor, both popularly elected for a term of four years (maximum of two terms).The governor, as head of the executive branch, has the power to appoint commissioners responsible for each of the state's.

Control of the Niger Delta Region is crucial for the successful governing of Nigeria. A March 19 rerun election in the Delta’s Rivers State, the second richest state in the country (behind the. This is a list of villages and settlements in Rivers State, Nigeria organised by local government area (LGA) and district/area (with postal codes also given).

By postal code. The following is a list of the Governors of Rivers list also contains administrators etc., during the era of Nigeria military juntas. Rivers State was created in with the split of the Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Tension continues to mount in Rivers State, as the oil-rich state prepares for re-run elections for Senate, House of Representatives, and state House of Assembly, this weekend.

Over the course of three months (December –February ), Nigeria had four rounds of elections. These were the local government council elections of 5 Decemberstate House of Assembly and gubernatorial elections of 9 JanuaryNational Assembly elections of 20 Februaryand the presidential election of 27 February Arts/Books; Kannywood; the highest turn-out and highest margins in all elections in Nigeria since ”.

elections in Rivers state consistently ranged from 70% to 96% across several. The southeast state was considered a flashpoint of violence and crisis in the run-up to the general elections.

Rivers was the only state in Nigeria to massively protest for the cancellation of the. Result sheets ‘snatched’ in Ahoda, Etche. Kingsley Chinda, PDP agent in Rivers state, has lodged a formal complaint of ballot box snatching at INEC headquarters in Port Harcourt.

Inthe party chose former president Nnamdi Azikiwe as its presidential candidate. In states like Imo State, leaders such as the governor, Sam Mbakwe were elected with landslide victories (over 80%) in the Imo State Legislative, Gubernatorial and Presidential Elections in Nigeria in The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has demanded the cancellation of the results of Saturday’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state and the.

PORT HARCOURT - AMIDST criticisms and calls for removal of Rivers state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Oboh Effanga, the Independent.

Under Chief Summer Karibi Dagogo-Jack (90) from Abonnema, Akuku-Toru LGA, Rivers State, there was no presidential election. The commission under him conducted elections for the local government councils and the National Assembly but overstepped its bounds of its authority in some cases.

He too was sacked after General Abacha died. Nigeria Table of Contents. The first elections under the constitution were held on schedule in July and Augustand the FMG handed over power to a new civilian government under President Shehu Shagari on October 1, Nigeria's Second Republic was born amid great expectations.

INEC boss, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. Specifically, INEC said elections in Akuku Toru and Bonny local government areas of Rivers state as well as some parts of Anambra and Lagos would be conducted on a. Nigeria is a failed state that works for the very people who have failed it Rudolf Okonkwo Rotimi Amaechi, the influential governor of Rivers State.

Analysis - After 13 years of military regime, Nigeria returned to a democratic country on the 1st of October The ensuing period of civilian government known as the Second Republic ( This study centred on the activities of various political parties in Rivers State before, during and after the general elections in the state.

The time frame for the study is mainly the arising issues from the elections in the state. In general elections, PDP was the ruling party at the federal level, while APC was the ruling party. Below is a table of results from states around Nigeria from Saturday's presidential elections.

Below is a table of results from states around Nigeria from Saturday's presidential elections. On Rivers, INEC said; “On the 10th of Marchthe Commission suspended all electoral processes in Rivers State having determined that.

The general election was a watershed in Nigeria’s chequered democratic experience, which for the first time saw the seamless transfer of. This is a list of members of the Senate of Nigeria from Rivers State, Nigeria. Senator From To Party Status John Azuta-Mbata: PDP: Elected Adawari Pepple: PDP: Elected Ibiapuye Martyns-Yellowe: Elections in Rivers State; References Last edited on 3.

Odili called on INEC to with immediate effect, render an apology to the APC and Rivers people, and also relist the party’s candidates in the state for the general elections.

“We demand that INEC should give the same enabling time and environment for political campaigns to the APC in Rivers as they have given to the PDP and other parties. pm (Updates):Di governorship Candidate of African Action Congress AAC Biokpomabo Awara say make Nigeria election office INEC declare am di winner of di governorship election for Rivers State.

Useless Judas of ubima, spent over Nbillion of rivers state money on will pass a bill, a state anti corrupt agency will probe you and send you to Jail. 57 Likes 4 Shares Re: Final Result Of Gubernatorial Election In Rivers State by fitzmayowa: am On   Nigeria's electoral commission says some of its staff were killed, injured and kidnapped during an election re-run on Saturday in Rivers state.

Attahiru Jega, Nigeria’s election chief, said: “It is true our INEC office in Rivers state was torched. We have informed police authorities. We have asked for additional security so this does. Some 32 members of Nigeria's governing party have been killed in the run-up to a rerun of legislative elections in the oil-rich Rivers state, the party claimed on Wednesday.

2 days ago  Rivers State, Nigeria Languages Ikwerre Religion Christianity, Omenuali Related ethnic groups Ogba people, Ekpeye, Etche, Abua, Kalabari, Ngwa The Ikwerre (natively known as Iwhuruọha[1][3]) is widely regarded as one of the Igbo groups in Rivers State.[4][5][6] They are considered as a part of the larger Igbo ethnic group.

The first chairman of the electoral body, then known as the Electoral Commission of Nigeria, was Mr. Ronald Edward Wraith who conducted the and general elections.

He was born in   President Buhari should stop playing the ostrich and swing into action to bring the perpetrators of election violence to book as Rivers state is an integral part of Nigeria.

The people of Rivers State will on Saturday vote in their new leaders in the governorship and State Assembly elections. Rivers has always stood out as a flashpoint in recent elections.

Conducting election generally in Nigeria is a difficult assignment. But I think Rivers State has its peculiar way of looking at things and that compounds the problem of conducting elections here.

We also remember how they tried to subvert the people's will in Rivers State during the elections. We must thank our security agencies for their neutrality in the Edo State governorship election. TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said he has no regret proscribing the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state, due to his belief in the unity of Nigeria.

Punch Editorial Board. ELECTION fiasco has plumbed the depths of anarchy in Nigeria. Rivers State, where legislative rerun elections were held last weekend, is a case in point. Nigerians have reacted to the declaration of Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner of the March 9 Governorship election in Rivers state.

State Returning Officer, Deputy Vice .