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For Saturday 24 July 2021, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed trained, accredited roving observers to observe the process across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in the State. Though Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel Votes Tabulation (PVT) Methodology for the Lagos LGA elections, it deployed a robust election observation methodology that...
The register of voters is at the heart of democratic elections. Consequently, the registration of voters is a major function of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In response to repeated calls by stakeholders and in order to serve Nigerians better, the Commission recently introduced some technological innovations to the voter registration exercise. These innovations...
On Saturday, 24 July 2021, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed trained and accredited roving observers to observe the process across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDA in the State. Though Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel Votes Tabulation (PVT) Methodology for the Lagos LGA elections, it deployed a robust election observation methodology...
The highly anticipated Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise is finally resuming on Monday, 28th June 2021, with the online pre-registration process. To inspire citizens to register as voters, the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) introduced the pre-enrolment via INEC’s CVR online portal from June 28, 2021. This will be the first time in Nigeria’s electoral...
Across the world, election management bodies (EMBs) operate as bulwarks of the democratic process. By superintending electoral competition, EMBs uphold democratic values, influence political behavior, and shape the character of democratic institutions. These daunting tasks vest substantial responsibility on electoral institutions to ensure decisions, policies, and programs are guided by the principles of, inter alia,...
Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, On Tuesday 13 October 2020, the President sent the names of four nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Commissioners in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Three of the names were nominated as National Commissioners and one as Resident Electoral Commissioner. The three nominees for National Commissioner are...
Ahead of the training of Citizen Observers for the observation of the Continuous Voters Registration scheduled to start on June 28th, Yiaga Africa has conducted a refresher training for its election team members in Abuja to enable them effectively train observers in seven states spread across all the geopolitical regions of Nigeria and the Federal...
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As part of its plan to observe the entire Anambra Governorship election process, Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote project has concluded the virtual training of citizen observers to observe the political party primary elections for the upcoming elections in the state. The training held on 8th June 2021 provided an avenue to dissect...
In recent times, the conduct of Local Government Council elections across Nigeria have been bedevilled by irregularities, electoral violence and malpractice. This has led to increasing voter apathy as citizens have consistently declined from participating in the elections. As a matter of fact, opposition parties in recent times have boycotted LGA council elections due to...
Yiaga Africa is deeply worried about the recent ‘coordinated and premeditated’ attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These are indeed dangerous signs for the country’s fragile democracy as it will not just affect the commission’s preparation for upcoming elections but also diminish citizens’ confidence in the electoral process.  The disturbing...
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