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Bayelsa/Kogi
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...
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...
The Watching The Vote Hour election program on Peoples FM Bayelsa and Prime FM Kogi is aimed to empower citizens in both states to engage the electoral process while making informed decision, YIAGA AFRICA has said. The Civic Advocacyhub through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project has reiterated its commitment to see that citizens especially...
….. 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...
Ahead of the November 16th Governorship elections in Bayelsa state, YIAGA AFRICA has called on Journalists in Bayelsa state to leverage on accurate data from its Watching The Vote project in reporting election related issues in the state. Recognising the important role media play in the electoral process, YIAGA AFRICA on Friday 13th September, convened...
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...
Inside The Newsletter for July 2019 Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: Are Political Parties Ready for Democratic Primaries? YIAGA AFRICA Commences Political, Security Assessment Ahead of Kogi Election Kogi Elections: State-Based Organisation, NUJ Calls for Early Voter Education Server Controversy and Implications for Bayelsa, Kogi Elections DOWNLOAD FULL NEWSLETTER HERE

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