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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...
An election defined by operational deficiencies, election security challenges, and abysmal voter turnout Introduction Yiaga Africa deployed trained and accredited roving observers to observe the 12th February 2022 FCT Area Council elections in the six Area Councils of the FCT. Yiaga Africa observers deployed by 7:30 am and they visited polling units within the sixty-two...
Women political Inclusion Under Threat as FCT heads to the Polls.  Introduction The administration and management of local government as the third tier of government in Nigeria has consistently fallen below the expected standard of democratic leadership. This is further enabled by the absence of credible and transparent elections at the local level in the...
The undersigned Civil Society groups commend the swift action taken by the National Assembly upon resumption to review its position on direct primaries as the sole mode for nomination of candidates in the Electoral Bill 2021. At today’s plenary, the Senate and House of Representatives recommitted the Electoral Bill 2021 with proposed amendment to Clause...
Ahead of the Federal Capital Territory Area Council elections, the FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reiterated the commitment of INEC to partner with Yiaga Africa and other credible Civil Society Organisations to ensure improvement in the electoral process. The REC said this on Tuesday when...
Civil Society Statement on the need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess 17 January 2022 On Sunday 16 January 2022, the undersigned Civil Society Organizations hosted a Citizens’ Townhall Forum on the Electoral Bill 2021 the need for the National Assembly to prioritize the review...
Following the President’s decision to decline assent to the Electoral Bill 2021, civil society groups undertook an in-depth and comprehensive review of the bill to ensure all editorial, drafting and cross-referencing gaps are addressed. The review identified drafting errors, repetition and cross-referencing gaps in eleven sections of the bill. Cross-referencing errors were identified in five...
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