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…engages, Media, Security agencies, Political parties Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote is strengthening collaboration ahead of the Governorship elections in Anambra State, through strategic stakeholder engagement and advocacy visits to important stakeholders, as the team continues pre-election activities in the state.   During the two-day advocacy, the team engaged the leadership of the...
Yiaga Africa’s election team on Thursday met to review the prevailing realities of COVID-19 and the security situation in some parts of the southeast as the team prepare for the observation of the Anambra Governorship elections. During the meeting which was held in Abuja, the election team also engaged its technical partners in a view...
Issue 1 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise on 28 June 2021 with the online pre-registration process. The introduction of online registration created an opportunity for eligible voters to commence their registration process online and subsequently visit an INEC registration centre to complete their full biometric registration. The...
The just concluded Local Government Elections in Lagos and Ogun States is a reaffirmation of the level of apathy and disinterest in subnational governance in Nigeria despite local governments being the tier of government closest to the people. This is not unconnected to existing gaps in the administration of elections by State Independent Electoral Commissions...
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...
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 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...
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