YIAGA AFRICA Explores Ways to Improve Voters Register

As part of its effort to ensure credible elections, YIAGA AFRICA through its elections department is exploring possibilities of improving the quality of Voters register in Nigeria. Having observed series of elections across the country including the just concluded 2019 elections, YIAGA AFRICA has identified major issues with the Voters registered which is usually updated…

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…