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,…

Worrisome Decrease in Voter Turnout Despite Improved Election Conduct– Moshood Isah

The controversy that shrouded the outcome of the just concluded Osun Governorship elections amidst lack of confidence in the electoral commission may just be another reason behind diminishing turnout in Nigeria’s election ahead of 2019 general elections. Since the 2015 general elections, statistics have shown that while the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have…

Osun election: YIAGA AFRICA Validates INEC Results, Decries Harassment during Supplementary Elections

Having successfully deployed 500 Polling Unit Observers, 31 roving observers and 30 Collation Observers for the Osun Governorship elections, YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote  has validated the official results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) saying, the  announcement on votes cast for the Osun gubernatorial election is overall consistent with its observation. Speaking during the…

Osun Rerun: Statement on Results Announcement 2018 Osun Gubernatorial Election

Introduction On 23 September 2018 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the September 22 Osun Governorship Election as inconclusive. On Thursday 27 September 2018, rerun elections took place in seven polling units where INEC had cancelled the election.  YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed 13 stationary observers to all seven polling units in…