#WatchingTheVote Pre-election Press Statement on the 2018 Ekiti Gubernatorial Election

YIAGA Africa today presented its #WatchingTheVote (WTV) project and deployment plans for the Saturday, July 14, Ekiti state gubernatorial election. On Election Day, YIAGA Africa will employ the parallel vote tabulation (PVT) methodology – the gold standard for citizen observation. WTV will deploy 500 stationary observers to a representative statistical sample of 250 polling units…

YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote Releases Third Pre-Election Observation Report

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE The July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, South West Nigeria is critical for many reasons especially because it is one of the few governorship elections that would be conducted before the 2019 general elections. Hence, it is a test-run for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s preparedness to conduct a…

Ekiti 2018: Election Observation Increases Credibility – INEC PRO tells YIAGA AFRICA

Ahead of the July 14th Governorship Elections in Ekiti State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said, the commitment of election observers will add value to the credibility of the electoral process. The Commission’s Public relations officer IN Ekiti State, Taiwo Gbadegesin said this on Wednesday while addressing YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote Master trainers in…

YIAGA AFRICA ISSUES SECOND PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT

YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote has encouraged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti state, to increase its Voter education campaign to reduce Vote buying. This is contained the WTV second Pre-Election Observation report released to the public as the report also recommends that Political parties should adhere to electoral laws during campaigns. Read report of…

Election Security: WatchingTheVote team Engages Nigerian Police, NSCDC, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti

Security remains a very important aspect of elections as it determines the safety of Election materials, Officials, Electorates and every other election stakeholder. As a matter of fact, Elections may not happen without adequate security of all election stakeholders before, during and after the elections. To ensure successful deployment of observers and effective all-round security…

Ekiti 2018 :YIAGA AFRICA Warns Against Violence, Vote Buying in 1st Pre-Election Observation Report

KEY FINDINGS FROM REPORTING PERIOD ONE- May 25 – June 7, 2018 SUMMARY FINDINGS YIAGA AFRICA in conducting a comprehensive, long-term pre-election observation of Ekiti 2018 Governorship election under the Watching the Vote (WTV) project deployed 24 long term observers in the 16 Local Government Areas in the State to observe the pre-election environment. This…

Ekiti 2018 :YIAGA AFRICA Warns Against Violence, Vote Buying in 1st Pre-Election Observation Report

KEY FINDINGS FROM REPORTING PERIOD ONE- May 25 – June 7, 2018 SUMMARY FINDINGS YIAGA AFRICA in conducting a comprehensive, long-term pre-election observation of Ekiti 2018 Governorship election under the Watching the Vote (WTV) project deployed 24 long term observers in the 16 Local Government Areas in the State to observe the pre-election environment. This…