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September 28, 2016
Edo Election: Mr Godwin Obaseki, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo, said he was satisfied with the conduct of the exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Obaseki told newsmen after voting in his Unit 19, Ward 4, Benin, at about 10.30 a.m. that he was particularly impressed with...
Why are elections such a big deal? Why do they matter so much? Why do governments, political actors, civil society organizations, media, citizens and other critical stakeholders invest so much in the conduct of elections? Elections are important for a variety of reasons. Far from being “just another civic exercise” conducted periodically, they provide a...
When the Edo Governorship election was shifted from Septmber 10, 2016 to September 28th 2016 on security grounds, not a few people condemned the move. Civil Society Organisations were particularly vocal in expressing their disappointment with the decision to postpone the election. Situation Room, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations working in support of credible...
  Introduction On Tuesday 27th September 2016, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA one of the duly accredited observers for EDO governorship election scheduled to hold o 28th September, 2016,through its #WatchingTheVote initiative deployed 40 observers to observe the deployment of election sensitive materials. The observers were monitored the distribution of sensitive materials...

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