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ELECTION RIGGING ALERT: YIAGA AFRICA CONDEMNS PLOTS BY THE MILITARY AND PARTY AGENTS TO COMPROMISE THE RESULTS COLLATION PROCESS

Statement on Denial of Access to Results Collation Centres
(As at 8:00pm, Saturday, 9th March 2019)

Election Rigging ALERT: YIAGA AFRICA Condemns plots by the military and party agents to compromise the results collation process

Reports reaching the YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote data centre reveals that WTV observers and other observer groups have been denied access to observe the result collation process in the following Local Government collation centres

S/NStateLocal Government Area Collation CenterPerpetrator
1.Akwa I bomUran LGA Results Collation Center 

Ukanafun LGA Results Collation Center 
Ikot-Epene LGA Results Collation Center
Military Officers
Military Officers
Military Officers
2Rivers StateEleme Results Collation Center
s
Asari- Toru Results Collation Center

Oyigbo Results Collation Centers 


Gokana Results Collation Center 

Opobo Results Collation Center 

Military Officers
APC Members 
Military Officers
Military Officers

Military Officers
3ZamfaraTsafe LGA Results Collation CenterSecurity Agents

YIAGA AFRICA calls on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to as a matter of urgency ensure that access is granted to observer groups to observe the results collation process at the LGA and state level. YIAGA AFRICA notes that the lack of transparency in the results collation process will undermine the integrity of the elections in those locations. YIAGA AFRICA calls on security agencies especially the military to refrain from interfering with the results collation process.

YIAGA AFRICA once again reiterates its earlier position that military interference with the electoral process is a fundamental breach of the Constitution of Nigeria and a threat to our electoral democracy.

Thank you.

Dr. Hussaini Abdu
Chair, Watching The Vote Working Group

Samson Itodo
Executive Director, YIAGA AFRICA

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