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Key Findings of Reporting Period two October 2- October 19 2017 INTRODUCTION The Anambra 2017 Governorship election represents the fifth off-cycle governorship election after the 2015 general elections. The Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) is conducting a comprehensive, long-term pre-election observation of Anambra’s 2017 Governorship election under the Watching the Vote (WTV)...
As the final count down to the November 18 Anambra state governorship poll is less than one month away OKECHUKWU OBETA in this report examines the strength of political parties which stand the chance of emerging the winner of the election. Although there are a total of 37 political parties the Independent National Electoral Commission...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that over eight million printed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) are still waiting for collection by their respective owners. Chairman of the Commission, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, made the disclosure when the European Union Electoral Follow-up Mission to Nigeria, Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders compared notes with the...
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...
Many folks in several sections of the country and federal government circles became very jittery when the leader/founder of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the zenith of his short-lived reign, issued the equivalent of a fatwa against the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State. The prospects of the...
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...
As part of effort to ensure a credible governorship election in Anambra State on Nov. 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will on Wednesday commence training for different categories of officers that will participate in the poll. The acting Director-General of The Electoral Institute (TEI), Dr Sa’ad Umar Idris, saidin a statement on Friday...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that the Ekiti and Osun states elections will hold on  July 14, 2018 and September 22, 2018 respectively. This was revealed during a press briefing on Thursday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja. The timetable also disclosed that, any run- off election would be held within seven...
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 6200 card readers for the November 18 poll in Anambra State. It assured the people that the machines would be in perfect condition. The commission’s Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Uzzi, gave the assurance during a voter education providers’ implementation...
Ahead of the November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) deployed long-term observers under its WatchingTheVote (WTV) project in every of the 21 Local Government Areas of the State to observe the pre-election environment using a checklist that is carefully designed to cover all aspects of the pre-election...
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