Kogi/Bayelsa: Underscoring Early Warning Signals of Voter Inducement & Electoral Violence —Moshood Isah

The early warning signals of voter inducement and electoral violence should not be overlooked ahead of the November 16 Governorship elections in Kogi State. A recent report on the pre-election observation by YIAGA AFRICA has revealed commencement of voter inducement in both states while subsequent engagement by election stakeholders has conveyed the wrong signals. The…

Kogi/Bayelsa Polls: Voter Inducement on the Prowl as CSOs lead Voter Education Campaigns– YIAGA AFRICA Pre-election Observation Report Reveals

Electoral activities by all stakeholders, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and political associations are now building momentum. Recall that YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote deployed Long Term Observers to all Local Government Ares in both Kogi and Bayelsa State to observe the pre-election environment. Below is the summary of…

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Releases First Pre-election Observation Report

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT BELOW WatchingTheVote Pre-Election Observation Report Summary of Findings The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  had announced the 16th November 2019 as the date for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, which falls within the stipulated time for conducting the elections, as provided by the 1999 Constitution, as amended. The Constitution states that…

YIAGA AFRICA Amplifying Stakeholders’ Voices in Promoting Inclusive Electoral Process

As the largest citizen movement committed to credible elections in Nigeria, YIAGA AFRICA recognizes the importance of collaborative effort in achieving an inclusive, credible and peaceful electoral process. Thus, it is currently amplifying the voices of other election stakeholders in ensuring the message of credible, peaceful and inclusive elections reaches the people of Bayelsa and…

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Trains, Deploys 48 Long Term Observers

….. To Observe Voter Education, Violent Indicators, Hate Speech, other Pre-election Activities The Bayelsa and Kogi elections is anticipated to be keenly contested, with a lot of expectations from all election stakeholders and it becomes pertinent to engage the process from the pre-election period. Having Observed the Political party primaries in both Bayelsa and Kogi…