Legality of INEC to Bar All Progressive Congress From Fielding Candidates for 2019 Elections in Zamfara State

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…

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WatchingTheVote Report on the Observation of Party Primaries for 2019 Elections

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…

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DULY ELECTED OR DULY PURCHASED? #WatchingTheVote Report on Vote Buying and Selling in the 2018 Ekiti Governorship Elections

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…

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Anambra Election: YIAGA Releases Final Pre-Election Observation Report

KEY FINDINGS OF REPORTING PERIOD FOUR November 3 – November 9, 2017 On 18 November 2017, the people of Anambra state will go to the polls to elect a governor that will lead the state in the next four years. As opportunities for successful election abound, so also some challenges. Can INEC and related agencies…

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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…

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