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List of Edo 2020 Governorship Candidates   DOWNLOAD FULL LIST
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extensive impact on the electoral process in Nigeria. Not only has it led to far-reaching disruptions in the electoral system, it has also specifically led to the postponement of elections and created uncertainties about scheduled ones. The Commission, cognizant of the profound impact of the pandemic on the electoral...
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...
Executive Summary Nigeria’s 20 years democracy was tested with the conduct of the 2019 general elections. The elections presented an opportunity for Nigeria to consolidate on the gains of the 2015 elections and deepen her democratic transition. Although INEC introduced reforms to deepen electoral integrity and citizens participation, the elections were characterized by many of...
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...
YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote (WTV) is a citizens led election observation initiative aimed at enhancing integrity of elections in Nigeria.  WTV works to ensure that citizens understand what happens in the electoral process and how to engage the process with Information.  For More Information click below to Download WTV Information for the Bayelsa and...
Inside WatchingTheVote August 2019 Newsletter:  YIAGA AFRICA Presents the Watching the Vote 2019 Election Report, Decries Low Turnout, Poor Election Management, Undemocratic Primaries and Assault on Basic Rights. Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Meets Stakeholders, Advocates for Credible, Peaceful Polls. YIAGA AFRICA Trains, Deploys Observers For Political Parties Primary Elections Observation. YIAGA AFRICA Concludes Parallel Vote...
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
YIAGA AFRICA Hosts #WatchingTheVote Media Roundtable, Charges on Data-Driven Journalism #WatchingTheVote Half Hour goes live Nationwide Click to Download Full Newsletter
On October 9th, 2018, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in an official communication, declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) ineligible to field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. This was on the basis of the┬áparty’s failure to meet the October 7 2018 deadline for conducting primaries to elect...
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