YIAGA AFRICA Deploy Observers for Katsina, Bauchi, Kwara Bye-Elections

On Saturday, 17th November, 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission will conduct bye elections in Katsina State for Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency, Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State and Ikom II State Constituency of Cross-River State. This is the last set of elections to be conducted by INEC before the…

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2019 ELECTIONS: YIAGA AFRICA TRAINS, DEPLOYS 822 PRE-ELECTION OBSERVERS NATIONWIDE

To Monitor Hate Speech, Violence , Party Campaigns, Voter Education The 2019 General Elections is fast approaching with the completion of political party primaries and nomination of candidates and flag-bearers of political parties for another competitive the General elections. While observation of party primaries signaled the commencement of Pre-election observation ahead of the 2019 elections,…

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Legality of INEC to Bar All Progressive Congress From Fielding Candidates for 2019 Elections in Zamfara State

On October 9th, 2018, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in an official communication, declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) ineligible to field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. This was on the basis of the party’s failure to meet the October 7 2018 deadline for conducting primaries to elect…

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WatchingTheVote Report on the Observation of Party Primaries for 2019 Elections

YIAGA AFRICA, is a civic non-governmental organization promoting democracy, governance and development in Africa through advocacy, research and capacity building. Our mission is to build democratic societies anchored on the principles of inclusion, justice, transparency and accountability. Our thematic areas of work include Elections; Legislative Engagement; Youth and Accountability & Justice. YIAGA AFRICA Watching The…

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  Party Primaries and Matters Arising ahead of 2019 Elections- Idris Mohammed

Recently, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and People Democratic Party (PDP) along with other political parties conducted their primary elections as required by the electoral law and constitution of Nigeria which provides that political parties can conduct primary election or adopt consensus candidate that will compete. The essence of primary election is to give party…

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WATCHING THE VOTE STATEMENT ON THE CONDUCT OF POLITICAL PARTY PRIMARIES FOR THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

INTRODUCTION In line with INEC’s timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 elections, political parties were required to conduct primary elections to select candidates for various positions to be contested in the February 16 and March 2 2019. Based on the timeline, political parties were required to conclude all primary elections by the 7th…

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