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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Yiaga Africa has trained citizen observers to observe the upcoming political party primaries for the major political parties who will be contesting in the elections. The training is aimed to prepare Watching The Vote (WTV) observers for the comprehensive observation 2023 per-election activities which kicked off with the political...
As part of its pre-election activities and advocacy for a credible, peaceful and citizens’ driven governorship elections in Ekiti State, Yiaga Africa has called on leadership of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and media cohort in the state to ensure fair, accurate and objective reportage of the upcoming Governorship election. This was revealed during a...
Ekiti Governorship elections 2022 will be the first major election to be conducted using the newly signed Electoral Act 2022 which provides an opportunity for an assessment of the implementation of the new Act. While political party primaries had been concluded before the law was signed, the election day procedure will be guided by provisions...
Ahead of the June 18th, 2022, Ekiti State Governorship elections, Yiaga Africa has kicked off advocacy visits to major election stakeholders in a bid to build collaborations and drive for credible and peaceful elections in the state. The aim of the advocacy visits is to share Yiaga Africa’s Watching The Vote election observation plan for...
Yiaga Africa WTV team during an advocacy visit to Commissioner of Police in Ekiti The Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, CP Tunde Mobayo has said that the Nigerian Police Force has no option but to collaborate with Civil Society Organisations like Yiaga Africa. According to him, it is due to the level of work...
Joint Civil Society Statement upon Signing of the Electoral Bill, 2022 into Law by President Muhammadu Buhari, on 25 February, 2022. 25 February, 2022 Today, Friday, 25th February 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Electoral Bill 2022 into Law, marking a huge milestone in Nigerian’s quest to consolidate electoral democracy. The new Electoral Act, 2022...
After sustained advocacy by Civil Society Organisations and other critical stakeholders, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the electoral bill 2022 into law on 25th February 2022. Below are the top 10 Provisions of Electoral Bill 2022 DOWNLOAD
Without a shadow of a doubt, the scheduled dates for Nigeria’s 2023 general election will be altered should President Buhari give assent to the Electoral Bill 2022 before the expiration of the 30-day timeline on March 1st, 2022. Speculations are rife – the President will sign the bill on Friday, February 25th, 2022, even though there’s...
On the 18th February 2022, civil society groups called on President Buhari to assent to the Electoral Bill 2022 on or before Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 to avert any shift in the date for the 2023 elections already fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The demand was informed by the provisions of Clause...
An election defined by operational deficiencies, election security challenges, and abysmal voter turnout Introduction Yiaga Africa deployed trained and accredited citizens’ observers to observe the 12th February 2022 FCT Area Council elections in the six Area Councils of the FCT. Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for the FCT Area Council...
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