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WatchingTheVote Long Term observers in Oyo state after training Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote (WTV) election observation project, has trained 882 Long Term Observers (LTOs) nationwide to observe and report the Pre-election environment ahead of the 2023 Presidential and Governorship elections. Yiaga Africa deployed its 42 Master Trainers and 48 State Focal Points...
Yiaga Africa’s Director of Programs, Cynthia Mbamalu hails the role of citizen observers as vanguards of Nigeria’s electoral democracy. Ahead of the 2023 General elections, Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project has reactivated its National election observation structure consisting of 48 State Focal Persons, 42 Master Trainers and 774 Local Government Supervisors...
Ahead of the 2023 General elections, Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project has reactivated its National election observation structure consisting of 48 State Focal Persons, 42 Master Trainers and 774 Local Government Supervisors across Nigeria in preparation to provide a comprehensive oversight on the electoral process. Yiaga Africa’s Director of Programs Cynthia...
The reality that Nigeria urgently needs a change of guard is what the general elections in 2023 will most likely demonstrate. This is the sentiment that is spreading the fastest among Nigerians. These sentiments are primarily a result of the myriad socio-economic problems that have plagued the nation. Never has Nigeria entered an election with such...
“The system of using the BVAS for the conduct of elections has come to stay. There’s no going back” – Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman Africa’s biggest election will hold in February 2023 in Nigeria. It’s the seventh successive general election in Nigeria’s 23 years of unbroken democratic expedition. With ten million new voters added...
In less than 150 days, Nigeria, the most populous black nation on earth, with a population of over 200 million will conduct the biggest and most expensive elections in the entire African continent with over 90 million registered voters. This will be Nigeria’s seventh consecutive general election since its return to the democratic system of...
The general election of 2023 will mark the seventh democratic election held in Nigeria since the country’s return to democracy. In the history of Nigeria, this is the longest stretch of democratic rule. With barely 5 months to another crucial election in Nigeria’s history, political parties are taking the stage with campaigns even as the...
Ahead of the observation of the 2023 general elections, Yiaga Africa has commenced a comprehensive review of its national election observation structures and stakeholder advocacy with an exploratory visit to Borno State. The engagement led by Elections Manager; Paul James saw the team visit election stakeholders to reactivate the Watching The Vote project structure in...
Yiaga Africa’s attention has been drawn to news reports and publications credited to Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Osun state, alluding that the recently launched Yiaga Africa Election Result Analysis Dashboard (ERAD) report for the Ekiti and Osun Governorship election “confirms” that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola won...
Recently, a traditional news platform published a story saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will collate the 2023 election results manually and this surprisingly generated a lot of criticisms and even allegations of potential rigging of the February 2023 polls.  The sudden uproar and contrasting feedback look valid at first glance, considering the...
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