INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the registration of 21 new political parties, bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 67. The approval, according to a statement signed by Mrs May Agbmuche-Mbu, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, was given at the commission’s weekly meeting on…

Results Verification Statement on the Anambra 2017 Gubernatorial Election

Results Verification Statement on the Anambra 2017 Gubernatorial Election Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) WatchingTheVote (WTV) Results Verification Statement for the 2017 governorship election in Anambra. This press briefing is the fourth in series hosted by YIAGA WTV…

Pre-Election Observation and Impact on Credible Polls – Moshood Isah

While there has been appreciable improvement in Nigeria’s electoral process in recent years, every election no matter how small usually serve as a litmus test towards what can be described as ‘almighty’ 2019 general elections. As the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties and other election stakeholders continue to prepare for the November 18 Gubernatorial…

What Odinga’s election pullout means for Kenya’s turbulent democracy

The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court. Only two candidates were scheduled to compete in the upcoming poll, the other being the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta. A day after Odinga’s withdrawal, the Kenyan High Court ruled in favour of including another…