Pre-Election Survey Report: Citizens Perception on the 2020 Edo State Governorship

Executive Summary • Ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship elections in Edo state, Yiaga Africa conducted a survey among 657 randomly-sampled phone-owing adult Nigerians (18 years and above) residing in Edo State between 28th July and 3rd August 2020 to gauge their opinions about the impact of COVI9-19 pandemic and the campaign environment on…

Press Statement : Yiaga Africa First Pre-Election Observation (PREO) Report for Edo Governorship Election

Introduction Ladies and gentlemen of the press, welcome to the first Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote Press Conference on the 2020 Edo governorship election scheduled for September 19, 2020. Ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship elections in Edo state, Yiaga Africa deployed 24 Long Term Observers (LTOs) in the 18 LGAs of the state…

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Releases First Pre-election Observation Report

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT BELOW WatchingTheVote Pre-Election Observation Report Summary of Findings The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  had announced the 16th November 2019 as the date for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, which falls within the stipulated time for conducting the elections, as provided by the 1999 Constitution, as amended. The Constitution states that…

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…

Challenges facing INEC ahead of Kogi, Bayelsa polls by Raymond Mordi

Bayelsa and Kogi states are warming up for governorship elections on November 16. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI looks at the challenges that may afftect the conduct of hitch-free elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has turned full circle, with…