YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote Mid day Situational Statement on the Set up and Opening of Polls

Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Situational Press Conference on Opening and Set-Up of Polling Units for the March 23, 2019 governorship supplementary elections. This briefing is the second in a series of three planned press conferences to be hosted by YIAGA AFRICA. We equally…

Pre-Election Press Statement YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote 2019 Governorship and State Assembly Supplementary Elections

Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Preliminary Press Conference on the observation plans for the governorship and state assembly supplementary elections scheduled for March 23, 2019 and the pre-election environment leading up to the elections. This briefing is the first in a series of three…

Inconclusive Elections: Consequence of Politicians Electoral Misconduct– Moshood Isah

Inconclusive Elections: Consequence of Politicians Electoral Misconduct– Moshood Isah Having endured avalanche of criticisms following the initial postponement of the Presidential elections, the electoral commission was also not spared after the conduct of the elections came with logistics and security issues. The controversy that followed the declaration of the Presidential elections result also left the…

YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote Statement on Accreditation, Voting and Results collation for Governorship

Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Press Conference on the conduct of the 9th March 2019 governorship election. This is the third press conference to be hosted by YIAGA AFRICA on the observation of March 9, Governorship elections. Pursuant to our goal of promoting electoral…

Election Rigging ALERT: YIAGA AFRICA Condemns plots by the military and party agents to compromise the results collation process

Statement on Denial of Access to Results Collation Centres (As at 8:00pm, Saturday, 9th March 2019) Election Rigging ALERT: YIAGA AFRICA Condemns plots by the military and party agents to compromise the results collation process Reports reaching the YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote data centre reveals that WTV observers and other observer groups have been…

YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote Mid-day Situational Statement on the Opening and Set-up of Polling units

Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Midday Situational Press Conference on Opening and Set-Up of Polling Units for the governorship and state assembly elections on March 9, 2019. This briefing is the second in a series of three planned press conferences to be hosted by…

YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote Pre-election Press Statement for 2019 Governorship Elections

Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Preliminary Press Conference on observation plans for the governorship and state assembly elections on March 9, 2019 and the pre-election environment leading up to the elections. This briefing is the first in a series of three planned press conferences…

YIAGA AFRICA WATCHING THE VOTE STATEMENT ON THE 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS

YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV) today briefed the public on the findings from its parallel vote tabulation: a gold standard citizen observation methodology that employsed statistics and information communication technologies to enable YIAGA AFRICA to provide an independent estimate of the vote shares that each party received within a narrow range. Estimates were based…

YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote Statement on Voter Turnout and Results

YIAGA AFRICA undertook the Watching The Vote project to provide Nigerian citizens, presidential candidates, political parties, civil society and INEC with independent information about whether the official results for the February 23, 2019 presidential election truly reflect the ballots cast at polling units. The YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV) is “Driven by Data –…