Did the Votes Count? : Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote Report for 2019 Governorship Elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States

As Nigeria continues her experiment with democracy, the threats to democratic consolidation have become more insidious resulting in a sharp decline in electoral integrity. Key amongst these threats is the desperation of the political class to secure political power at all costs without recourse to electoral rules and guidelines. This is manifested in rancorous and…

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…

Kogi/Bayelsa: Cautious Optimism as Stakeholders Pledge Credible, Peaceful Polls – YIAGA AFRICA 

As the November Governorship elections approach, the roles of every stakeholder increasingly become important ranging from the electoral commission, security agencies, political parties, Civil Society Organisations and traditional rulers. This underscored the reason behind the YIAGA AFRICA advocacy visits to the stakeholders in both Bayelsa and Kogi state as the team sustained its drive for…