YIAGA AFRICA WATCHING THE VOTE STATEMENT ON INEC’S PREPAREDNESS FOR THE RESCHEDULED ELECTIONS AND WTV DEPLOYMENT PLAN

Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Press Conference on INEC’s preparedness for the elections and WTV observation plans for the presidential election on 23 February 2019. This briefing is the second in a series of planned press conferences to be hosted by YIAGA AFRICA. We’d like…

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YIAGA AFRICA STATEMENT ON THE RESCHEDULING OF THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

YIAGA AFRICA receives with a deep sense of disappointment the news of INEC’s postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections from Saturday, 16th of February to February 23rd 2019 and Governorship/State Assembly elections from Saturday, 2nd March 2019 to March 9, 2019. This postponement is without doubt an indication that the Commission may have…

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YIAGA AFRICA Pre-election Press Release on the 2019 Presidential Election

YIAGA AFRICA today briefed the public on its plans to deploy 3,906 observers on 16 February 2019 to observe the presidential and National Assembly elections. YIAGA AFRICA will have mobile and stationary observers in every geopolitical zone and state as well is in every single one of Nigeria’s 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). YIAGA AFRICA…

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WATCHING THE VOTE STATEMENT ON THE OBSERVATION OF THE BYE-ELECTIONS IN BAUCHI, KATSINA AND KWARA STATE

Introduction On November 17, 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted bye-elections in three federal constituencies namely Toro Federal Constituency in Bauchi state, Irepodun/Isin/Eiti and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency in Kwara state, Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal constituency in Katsina state and one state constituency in Cross River State, Ikom state constituency. The bye-election was conducted to fill…

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YIAGA AFRICA Deploy Observers for Katsina, Bauchi, Kwara Bye-Elections

On Saturday, 17th November, 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission will conduct bye elections in Katsina State for Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency, Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State and Ikom II State Constituency of Cross-River State. This is the last set of elections to be conducted by INEC before the…

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2019 ELECTIONS: YIAGA AFRICA TRAINS, DEPLOYS 822 PRE-ELECTION OBSERVERS NATIONWIDE

To Monitor Hate Speech, Violence , Party Campaigns, Voter Education The 2019 General Elections is fast approaching with the completion of political party primaries and nomination of candidates and flag-bearers of political parties for another competitive the General elections. While observation of party primaries signaled the commencement of Pre-election observation ahead of the 2019 elections,…

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WATCHING THE VOTE STATEMENT ON THE CONDUCT OF POLITICAL PARTY PRIMARIES FOR THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

INTRODUCTION In line with INEC’s timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 elections, political parties were required to conduct primary elections to select candidates for various positions to be contested in the February 16 and March 2 2019. Based on the timeline, political parties were required to conclude all primary elections by the 7th…

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Osun Rerun: Statement on Results Announcement 2018 Osun Gubernatorial Election

Introduction On 23 September 2018 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the September 22 Osun Governorship Election as inconclusive. On Thursday 27 September 2018, rerun elections took place in seven polling units where INEC had cancelled the election.  YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed 13 stationary observers to all seven polling units in…

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YIAGA AFRICA WATCHINGTHEVOTE PRELIMINARY STATEMENT ON 2018 OSUN GOVERNORSHIP SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION

 Introduction Following INEC’s declaration of 2018 Osun Governorship Election as inconclusive, the commission conducted rerun elections on Thursday 27 September 2018 in 7 polling units where election was cancelled on Saturday 22 September 2018. YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote deployed 13 stationary observers to all 7 polling units in the 4 LGAs where the supplementary…

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