Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Releases First Pre-election Observation Report

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT BELOW WatchingTheVote Pre-Election Observation Report Summary of Findings The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  had announced the 16th November 2019 as the date for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, which falls within the stipulated time for conducting the elections, as provided by the 1999 Constitution, as amended. The Constitution states that…

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Trains, Deploys 48 Long Term Observers

….. To Observe Voter Education, Violent Indicators, Hate Speech, other Pre-election Activities The Bayelsa and Kogi elections is anticipated to be keenly contested, with a lot of expectations from all election stakeholders and it becomes pertinent to engage the process from the pre-election period. Having Observed the Political party primaries in both Bayelsa and Kogi…

Challenges facing INEC ahead of Kogi, Bayelsa polls by Raymond Mordi

Bayelsa and Kogi states are warming up for governorship elections on November 16. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI looks at the challenges that may afftect the conduct of hitch-free elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has turned full circle, with…

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…