ANAMBRA POLLS: YIAGA RELEASES THIRD PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT

KEY FINDINGS FROM REPORTING PERIOD THREE October 20 – November 2, 2017 Executive summary The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization devoted to electoral democracy and citizen’s participation, is playing an active role in the Anambra 2017 governorship election. On September 27, YIAGA deployed Long-Term Observation (LTOs) to Anambra…

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The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court.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…

Interim Report on the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) Exercise for the November 2017 Anambra State Election

Interim Report on the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) Exercise for the November 2017 Anambra State Election By Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) [button link=”http://watchingthevote.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Interim-Report-on-the-2017-Anambra-Continuous-Voters-Registration.pdf” type=”big” color=”red” newwindow=”yes”] Download[/button]

2019 Elections: 547 days to go!

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the countdown to the February 16, 2019, presidential and National Assembly elections, saying it has now exactly 547 days to the general election. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who gave an update on the preparations for the poll during the swearing in of the…

INEC Receives Petition For Recall Of Kano House Of Assembly Member, Abubakar Kuki

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a petition for the recall of Mr. Abubakar Galadima Kuki, the representative of Bebeji Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly. This was revealed in a statement signed by INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Mr. Adeddeji S. Soyebi. According to the electoral body, the…

Ondo Governorship Poll: INEC Says Parallel Vote Tabulation Corroborates Its Result

Mrs Amina Zakari, National Commissioner in charge of Electoral Operations, Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), said Parallel Vote tabulation(PVT) for the 2016 Ondo Governorship election had corroborated the commission’s result due to sustained improvement on its activities over the years. Zakari made this known on Sunday during an interview in Abuja. According to her, the recent…