Ekiti CVR: Slow Start, Poor Adherence to Guidelines, Political Parties Apathy Characterizes Process – YIAGA Africa

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…

Citizens Call for Creation of More Centers, Intensive Sensitization as INEC ends CVR Q1 2018

In continuation of its efforts to deepen citizen participation ahead of the 2019 general elections, YIAGA AFRICA deployed citizen observers across the 36 states and the FCT since the commencement of the continuous voters registration exercise on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Continuous Voters Registration Exercise (CVR) as conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission…

CVR: YIAGA AFRICA’s #WatchingTheVote Issues Interim Report on INEC’s Display, Claims and Objection Exercise

YIAGA AFRICA #WatchingTheVote (WTV) Interim Report on the Display, Claims and Objection Exercise Conducted by INEC from Monday, March 26 to Saturday, March 31, 2018 YIAGA AFRICA, formerly known as Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement is a civic organization promoting democracy, governance and development in Africa through advocacy, research and capacity building. Our…

INEC begins second quarter CVR

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday began the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for the second quarter of 2018 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The exercise commenced at the Karu centre at about 11 a.m. despite the presence of many people eager to be registered. People had gathered at the centre as early as 8…

Voter Registration to End Early December, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will be temporarily suspended in the second week of December to allow for the conduct of the general election starting on February 19, 2019. In a statement issued wednesday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC),…

INEC Chairman Prof Yakubu Commends YIAGA on Elections Observation

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has commended the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) for its tremendous effort towards promotion of Transparency and citizens’ participation through election observation and recommendations towards a better electoral system in Nigeria. Professor Yakubu revealed that he is pleased and impressed with…