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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...
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¬†party’s failure to meet the October 7 2018 deadline for conducting primaries to elect...
YIAGA AFRICA, is a civic non-governmental organization promoting democracy, governance and development in Africa through advocacy, research and capacity building. Our mission is to build democratic societies anchored on the principles of inclusion, justice, transparency and accountability. Our thematic areas of work include Elections; Legislative Engagement; Youth and Accountability & Justice. YIAGA AFRICA Watching The...
Executive Summary Nigeria’s democracy is under threat following growing trend of vote buying and selling in elections. Capacity, competence and character are not parameters for assessing electoral candidates. Cash-for-vote or ‘see and buy’ is emerging as the major determinant of electoral choice. Besides being illegal as explicitly stated in Nigeria’s electoral laws, vote buying also...
#WatchingTheVote Commences plans to Observe Osun Governorship Election More Stories Download #WatchingTheVote August 2018 Edition Below WatchingTheVote Newsletter August 2018 Edition  
Step by step ! How YIAGA Observed and verified the Ekiti Governorship Elections result More Stories … Download full #WatchingTheVote Newsletter , June 2018 Edition below WatchingTheVote Newsletter July 2018 Edition  
DOWNLOAD YIAGA AFRICA #WatchingTheVote Newsletter for the Month of May Below WatchingTheVote Newsletter, JUNE 2018 edition
Check Out #WatchingTheVote activities for the Month of April 2018 Download Full Newsletter here    
As part of preparations towards the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stepped down the ongoing Nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise to the 177 ward registration centers in the State.This is geared towards ensuring that as many citizen that are eligible, are given the opportunity to...
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