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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...
KEY FINDINGS OF REPORTING PERIOD ONE Summary and Recommendation The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 18, 2017 as the date for election into the Office of the Governor of Anambra state. This is the fifth governorship election the electoral commission will conduct since the 2015 general elections. According to INEC, a total...
The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court.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...
Members of the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari last year to review the electoral system in Nigeria have continued to express concern over the handling of their welfare and their report. The Federal Government had said last October that it set up the committee “ to review electoral environment, laws and experiences from...
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...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged political parties to address challenges hindering capacity and efficiency of the parties in the country. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call at the opening of a two-day capacity workshop for Legal Advisers, Organising Secretaries and Treasurers of political parties on Tuesday in Abuja. Yakubu...
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...
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...
YIAGA #WatchingTheVote PRELIMINARY STATEMENT ON THE 2016 ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION Sunday, November 27, 2016 Delivered at the Royal Birds Hotel, Akure Introduction Ladies and gentlemen of the press, on behalf of the #WatchingTheVote Working Group of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), it is our pleasure to welcome you to this post-election...
When the Edo Governorship election was shifted from Septmber 10, 2016 to September 28th 2016 on security grounds, not a few people condemned the move. Civil Society Organisations were particularly vocal in expressing their disappointment with the decision to postpone the election. Situation Room, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations working in support of credible...
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