2019 Elections: Can the Nigerian Judiciary deliver electoral justice? – Itodo Samson

Democracy thrives with an independent judiciary that is insulated from undue interference.  The Judiciary is the hope of the common man as well as the political elite. Nigeria has just concluded its general elections where the contest for political power assumed unimaginable acmes with democratic institutions weakened and sabotaged by the state; rampageous political thugs…

Watching The Vote 2019 Supplementary Elections Preliminary Statement on Counting, Collation and Results collation

Introduction Click to Download Full Document Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Press Conference on March 23, 2019 governorship supplementary elections. On 23 March, YIAGA AFRICA deployed 264 observers to 311 polling units in the 98 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 95 observers to 95 LGA…

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

Introduction Click to Download Full Report 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…

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

Introduction Click to Download Full Report 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…

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

Click to Download Full Report 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…

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…