Towards ensuring credible 2019 elections

Happy and prosperous New Year 2019 to every Nigerian especially my numerous readers across the world! In fact, it’s a new dawn for Nigeria as it’s an election year for the country; the sixth general elections in this Fourth Republic. It’s about six weeks to the February 16 date when the national elections into presidential,…

Is the Integrity of Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Under Threat?

YIAGA AFRICA, a non-partisan Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to deepening electoral integrity and citizens’ participation in elections in Africa is currently observing the pre-elections environment with 822 Watching the Vote (WTV) long-term observers deployed in each of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). YIAGA AFRICA’s WTV is a comprehensive election observation initiative spanning through…

HOW PREPARED IS NIGERIA FOR THE 2019 ELECTIONS?

YIAGA AFRICA, a non-partisan Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to deepening electoral integrity and citizens’ participation in elections in Africa has commenced its long term pre election observation (PREO) towards the 2019 General Election under its Watching The Vote (WTV) election project. YIAGA AFRICA’s WTV has dutifully observed the pre-election environment and electoral process in…

Low Citizens Awareness, Poor Deployment of Officials Wanes INEC’s Display Claims and Objections Exercise

Summary The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had displayed the Preliminary Voter Register (PRV) in its offices and public spaces across the 774 Local Government Areas, Wards/Registration Areas, and polling units nationwide, from November 6th to November 12th, 2018. The exercise was conducted in line with the provisions of Section 19 of the Electoral Act, 2010…