INEC Officials visited the WTV training of Long Term Observers in Kogi

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Trains, Deploys 48 Long Term Observers

…..To Observe Voter Education, Violent Indicators, Hate Speech, other Pre-election Activities

The Bayelsa and Kogi elections is anticipated to be keenly contested, with a lot of expectations from all election stakeholders and it becomes pertinent to engage the process from the pre-election period. Having Observed the Political party primaries in both Bayelsa and Kogi and States, YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote (WTV) project has concluded that training and has deployed 48 Long Term Observers (LTO) to observe the pre-election environment. Out of the 48 Long terms observers who all resident of the Local Government they are observing from, 21 are deployed in Bayelsa State 27 are deployed in Kogi State.

The Long Term Observers are also expected to recruit polling unit observers from sampled polling units that will observe the governorship election on November 16th, in both states. The Long Term observes who also double as Local Government Supervisors are deployed to each of the 8 Local Government Areas in the Bayelsa State and the 21 Local government areas in Kogi State to report on events, activities and critical incidents using a specialized checklist and critical incident form. The observation reports from the field are sent in form of coded SMS to the WTV Data Center bi-weekly commencing from September 13th, 2019, while the critical incidents are sent in as they occur and properly escalated after verification.

YIAGA AFRICA’S Watching The Vote Pre-Election observers will observe issues related to the; activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ranging from recruitment and training of ad hoc personnel, identification of polling units, meeting with stakeholders, voter education and information campaigns to the collection and distribution of Permanent Voters Card, activities of political parties like rallies and campaigns, activities relating to security agencies and incidents capable of undermining the electoral process. Pre-election observers will also observe and report Voter information campaigns by National Orientation Agency (NOA) and other Civil Society Organisations.

At YIAGA AFRICA, we believe and promote social justice and inclusiveness thus voter education and campaigns targeted specifically at Youths, Women and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) will be followed closely and duly reported by Observers during the pre-election period. Even as political parties launch their campaigns across the state, our election observation team are interested in campaigns and rallies associated to various political parties while also observing if youths, women and PWDs are also in anyway canvassing for votes.

Through the Pre-Election observation, YIAGA AFRICA will track early warning signs and any form of incident that can hinder the successful conduct of the elections. In this vein, WTV pre-elections observers will observe and report issues relating to hate speech campaigns, intimidation and harassment of any electoral stakeholder and attacks on media or INEC officials. LTOs will also report government restrictions on political activities or unjustifiable military influx into the state. This will enable YIAGA AFRICA to verify and report this information to relevant authorities for proper action. Pre-elections observation findings will be shared to the public via various channels of communication including social media.

As a civic hub dedicated to the promotion of electoral integrity and credible elections and as an INEC accredited observer group, YIAGA AFRICA will also be deploying citizens’ observers to observe the Election Day activities. YIAGA AFRICA invites the people of Bayelsa and Kogi States, Election Stakeholders and citizens to follow the pre-election observation report and engage using the findings of the reports.

Signed

Samson Itodo

YIAGA Africa, Executive Director

 

WTV HOUR IN KOGI AND BAYELSA

Kogi/Bayelsa Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Engages Citizens on Prime FM, Peoples FM

In a bid to continue to increase citizen participation in the electoral process, YIAGA AFRICA’s WatchingTheVote has  commence a citizen engagement radio program on Prime FM and Peoples FM in Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively. The Radio program tagged “Watching The Vote hour” kicked off on Prime FM 98.1 Kogi state every Thursday by 10am and also on Peoples FM 93.1 Bayelsa.

The programs are aimed to engage citizens and election stakeholders ahead of the upcoming Governorship elections in both Kogi and Bayelsa state. The Radio show will provide platform for citizens in the states to engage election stakeholders while discussing critical issues related to the upcoming elections.

The program became necessary because citizens should participate in the electoral process from an informed position and thus information about the electoral process should be disseminated to the public accordingly. Similarly, WTV hour will provide timely information on both the pre-election environment and the election day activities to counter misinformation and rumours.  Watching The Vote hour sponsored by Technical Partner, National Democratic Institute (NDI) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British Department for International Development (DFID) will also serve as platform for YIAGA AFRICA to share pre-election environment information to election stakeholders and citizens.

During the WTV Hour, officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission will be invited guest to provide information on how best citizens can engage the electoral process from an informed perspective. Also, the platform will provide avenue for INEC to tell the people of Bayelsa and Kogi their level of preparedness to conduct a credible poll. Citizens will also have the avenue to ask questions relating to the pre-election activities like Permanent Voters Card collection and other election day activities like commencement of polls amongst other information needed by citizens to ensure a participatory process.

Other Stakeholders like the security agency will also have opportunity to share security tips and other information to citizens through radio stations to further arm voters and help contribute to peaceful elections. Issues around Vote buying and selling will also be discussed by experts while proferring recommendations to listeners ahead of the election.

WTV board and management  during an advocacy visit to Commissioner of Police in Kogi state

Kogi/Bayelsa: Cautious Optimism as Stakeholders Pledge Credible, Peaceful Polls – YIAGA AFRICA 

As the November Governorship elections approach, the roles of every stakeholder increasingly become important ranging from the electoral commission, security agencies, political parties, Civil Society Organisations and traditional rulers. This underscored the reason behind the YIAGA AFRICA advocacy visits to the stakeholders in both Bayelsa and Kogi state as the team sustained its drive for credible elections come November 2019.

Barely two weeks after conducting an advocacy visit to elections stakeholders in Bayelsa state, YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV) team have conducted a similar engagement with stakeholders in Kogi state as plans remain in top gear to ensure all stakeholders play their role for a credible and peaceful elections in the states.  Just like in Bayelsa, Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor James Iorliam Apam assured WTV team led by Project Director Cynthia Mbamalu, Board Member Professor Nanamdi Aduba, Training Manager Paul James, Gender Desk Manager Safiya Bichi and Media Officer Moshood Isah, that the commission will do everything possible to ensure credible polls.

The REC reiterated that the commission is making a final push to ensure citizens not only collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) but also see that people come out and vote on elections day. Prof Apam also confirmed that INEC will only commence Continuous Voters Registration next year as the commission is set to maintain the Voters Register used during the 2019 elections. It is also pertinent that the commission works closely with security agencies to douse any narrative that Kogi State is a volatile state and it is encouraging to know that the REC is already thinking in that direction as he revealed to the YIAGA AFRICA team during the advocacy visit.

While It is worthy to note that there has been synergy between security agencies when it comes to elections in Nigeria, the Nigerian Police remains the lead agency that oversees election. Thus Such proper lines of communication and rules of engagement should be adhered to.  The Advocacy visit to both the Commissioner of Police and Commandant of National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was timely to establish a good relationship regarding YIAGA AFRICA’s violence monitoring plan before, during and after the elections.

YIAGA AFRICA will be escalating any violent indicators with the security agencies in a bid to prevent or mitigate any form of violence that may affect the elections. In its pre-election observation, the team will be observing and reporting violent indicators like hate speech, undue security invasion of communities, unusual movement of people and arms and state sponsored restrictions amongt other actions that may lead to violence. Reacting to this, Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, CP Hakim Busari assured that the Nigerian Police is ready to work with YIAGA AFRICA saying citizens can only come out to vote if security of their lives is guaranteed.

The Commandant of NSCDC represented by Deputy Commandant E.O Emeka further corroborated this, saying that, aside the Nigerian Police, the Civil Defence will be deploying the highest number of officers for the Kogi Governorship election. According to Emeka, with support of officers from neighboring states, there will be stone left unturned and security agencies will change the narrative of volatility of the state.

YIAGA AFRICA thereby calls on the security agencies to ensure proper coordination especially between the military and police during elections.. Security agencies must at all cost remain non-partisan and professional in their conduct and operation.

Beyond the electoral commission and security agencies, YIAGA AFRICA engaged political parties, civil society organisations and traditional leaders to see that it reaches out to every stakeholder, reminding them of their roles ahead of the Governorship elections. The response received from the Ijaw Elders Forum, Traditional Rulers council and Maigari of Lokoja was indeed encouraging as it is expected that their role as opinion builders will replicate amongst citizens and ensure a peaceful and credible polls.

For the 2019 Kogi State election, #WatchingTheVote will deploy in pairs to a representative random sample of 250 polling units in every local government in Bayelsa. A total number of 500 WTV Polling Unit Observers will be deployed to observe the voting and the counting process on election day. WTV will also have 27 mobile (roving) observers present in all 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs). They will use their mobile phones to send coded text message (SMS) of observation reports to YIAGA AFRICA’s WTV Data Centre in Yenagoa. Each observer will receive a structured observation checklist and a tally sheet to ensure uniformity in the observation process. WTV Observers will report on the opening of polling units, accreditation and voting, counting and the announcement/posting of results. WTV Observers will also send in official results as announced by the election officials at polling units to the WTV Data Center.

WTV team with journalists in Kogi after a roundtable discussion on the November Governorship elections

Bayelsa Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Parleys Journalists, Calls for Accurate Election Reporting

Ahead of the November 16th Governorship elections in Bayelsa state, YIAGA AFRICA has called on Journalists in Bayelsa state to leverage on accurate data from its Watching The Vote project in reporting election related issues in the state. Recognising the important role media play in the electoral process, YIAGA AFRICA on Friday 13th September, convened journalists in Bayelsa state to discuss how the upcoming November 16th, Governorship elections will be reported using accurate data.

During the round table discussion held in Yenagoa, YIAGA AFRICA’s WTV Project Director, Cynthia Mbamalu reiterated the project’s commitment to provide timely information on the election process, starting from the pre-election environment. According to her, Watching The Vote is a comprehensive observation of the electoral process which includes the observation of the political party primaries, pre-election environment in all Local government areas and the election day observation which deploys the Parallel Vote Tabulation.

“We just concluded the training of Long-Term Observers from all Local Government Areas in the state who will serve as pre-election observers and will also be recruiting observers from sampled polling units”, she said.  According to her, Pre-election observers will be observing political party campaigns, Voter education activities by election stakeholders, activities of the electoral commission like distribution of Permanent Voters Card. She said the pre-election environment is very crucial as it goes a long way in determining what happens during the election period. “We will also be monitoring violent indicators to enable us build early warning systems in order to prevent or mitigate electoral violence”, she said

For the election day, YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching the Vote will be using an advanced election day observation methodology called the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT). The PVT is a systematic observation of the voting and counting process at a representative random sample of polling units using statistical principle and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to rapidly transmit observer reports from the Polling Units to a central database.  Using the PVT, YIAGA AFRICAs WTV carefully samples polling units using time-tested statistical principles to ensure that the sample is both representative and unbiased.

Using this methodology, observer reports are sent via SMS to a central database which enables WTV analyse and share timely findings on the conduct of the election in near real-time. The PVT also is the only methodology that allows non-partisan observer groups verify the accuracy of the official election results.

Also speaking at the media round table is Chairman of the National Union of Journalists, Samuel Numonengi who commended YIAGA AFRICA’s election observation plans while urging journalists to remain professional in the cause of their reportage.  Similarly Chairperson of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Maria Olodie said, the WTV project is timely as it will help harmonise elections reports by journalists in the state.

During the interactive session, journalists raised concerns relating to location of polling units at personal residence which usually encourage malpractice and sometimes leads to electoral violence while calling on the electoral commission to review the situation. Other issues raised includes the possible volatility of the state especially during elections calling on Security Agencies to remain professional and non-partisan in the discharge of their responsibilities of protecting lives and properties.

International Day of Democracy: YIAGA AFRICA Releases Song, “Democracy”, Featuring Six African Artistes

In celebration of International Day of Democracy, YIAGA AFRICA, the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) and the African Movement of Democracy (AMD) release the single ‘Democracy’ of the Music as a Messenger for Democracy Project.

The message in the lyrics “Democracy” decries dictatorship and greed, absolute power and corruption, awakens the conscience and serves as a reminder that we deserve democracy and freedom and rights—but also that we must fight to gain and protect them.

Musicians featured on the song include Moonaya (Senegal), Master Soumy (Mali), Awa Bling (Gambia), Killa Ace (Gambia), Cill (Nigeria) and Elom (Togo).

The lyrics are in French, English, Wolof.

#MusicForDemocracy

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The Nigeria we deserve

The Nigeria We Desire, The Future We Deserve – Youth4Peace Nigeria initiative

The Youth from the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria working in the areas of governance, peace and security convened in Abuja, from the 4th to 6th September 2019 to deliberate on strategies that could be jointly undertaken to address the diverse threats to peace and security in Nigeria and facilitate meaningful participation of youth in peace and security.

  • Within the framework of the Youth4Peace Nigeria initiative jointly convened by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sport Development, ECOWAS Commission and African Union with support from the European Union, German Development Agency, WANEP and Baywood Foundation, we reviewed the major causes and manifestations of violent conflicts in Nigeria, existing strategies by the government and relevant stakeholders to address the conflicts, challenges hindering effective youth participation in peace and security and made recommendations to the government, relevant stakeholders and fellow youth to transform the multiplicity of governance and human security challenges confronting the nation.
  • As part of collective efforts to promote and foster national unity, peace and socio-economic transformation, we have crafted three major aspirations of the Nigeria We Desire and the Future We Deserve with the hope that the government will work towards achieving this envisaged Nigeria. We are also demanding the conducive platform to contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, security and development.
  • The aspirations of the Nigeria We Desire and The Future We Deserve are:
    • An inclusive Nigeria where good governance is underpinned by transparency, accountability, human rights, rule of law and justice;
    • A united, patriotic and peaceful Nigeria that prioritizes equal opportunities especially the welfare of young women and men;
    • An economically viable and progressive Nigeria driven by active youth participation in industrialization and sustainable infrastructural development.

To achieve the aforementioned aspirations; the following recommendations are made to the government and youth:

To the Government:

  • Promote good governance demonstrated by adherence to rule of law, egalitarianism, principles of transparency and accountability;
  • Develop, adopt and implement policies that promote national cohesion, peace, economic viability and industrialization
  • Ensure the inclusivity of young women and men in the development and implementation of governance, peace and security policies and programmes

Youth:

  • Promote and exhibit the spirit of patriotism, putting the interest of Nigeria first and above personal and ethnic or political interests.
  • Actively engage in governance and act as agents of moral social change and peace
  • Equip themselves with political, social economic skills and capacity to facilitate their meaningful and impactful interventions on peace and nation building

We acknowledge the diverse efforts currently implemented by the government to actualize the above aspirations including the adoption of the national youth policy, the operationalization of the youth parliament, the reduction of eligibility criteria to facilitate the election of youth in diverse elective positions; the deployment of security agencies to maintain peace, law and order in conflict areas, poverty eradication programmes, amnesty programmes etc.

To achieve our aforementioned envisaged roles and responsibilities, we hope that the diverse challenges confronting our meaningful participation of youth in peace and nation building across four sectors – governance, democracy and elections; conflict prevention and peacebuilding; preventing and countering violent extremism as well as other socio-economic economic issues will be addressed by the government and relevant stakeholders with complementary roles by us.

Some of these challenges include: limited-funding opportunities, nepotism especially over individuals and organizations that manipulate grants or sub-grant process by awarding grants to preferred organizations rather than qualified; persistent insecurity where youth actors are often victims; weak coordination amongst CSOs; inadequate capacity of youth; limited capacity and structures for Monitoring and Evaluation of interventions; negative perception of youth interventions on peacebuilding; limited capacity for early warning and political will for early response; political interference, increasing number of undocumented IDP hinders effective delivery of aid and relief materials; religious and cultural intolerance.

Our recommendations are two fold:

To the Government:

  • Develop, adopt and implement a national action plan on UNSCR 2250 in tandem with Article 14 of the AU Youth Charter and ECOWAS Youth Policy including creation of special unit on youth, peace and security within the presidency and Ministry of Youth and Sports Development;
  • Institutionalize a youth development fund on governance and peacebuilding;
  • Foster collaboration and partnership with youth led and oriented CSOs especially in designing and implementing programmes;
  • Creation of job opportunities and livelihood opportunities to reduce the vulnerabilities of youth to violent extremism, drug abuse and other social vices
  • Fully operationalize the national early warning and response mechanisms with the objective of adhering and responding to potential triggers of violence;
  • Should step-up all state channels for mass literacy while incorporating/strengthening the teaching of global citizenship
  • Increased private sector support for peace through corporate social responsibility (CSR);
  • Conduct census in Internally Displaced Camps to facilitate effective delivery of food and non-food aid to victims of both man-made and natural disasters and conflicts
  • Ensure massive national re-orientation to dissuade religious, cultural and inter-ethnic tolerance to foster peace, security and national cohesion.
  • An inclusive budgeting process & timely release of funds for programme implementation
  • Review the educational system to incorporate peace education as well as match curricula with diverse vocational skills.

To the Youth:

  • Collaborate with government and relevant stakeholders to eradicate corruption, and advocate to local power holders including security to secure their trust and support throughout the life span of any initiative
  • Conduct strategic communications before and after engagements on conflict prevention and peace building;
  • Exhibit tolerance, perseverance and collectively reject all forms of violence ideologies;
  • Explore crowd-sourcing fund towards peace-building including collaborations between their respective organizations to optimize scarce resources;
  • Participate in the use of automated systems to monitor and report any miscreant ongoing activities and should aid in an automated delivery and distribution of humanitarian relief.
  • Harness their potentials, unite and leverage on capabilities and skills for community engagement and re-orientation while strengthening existing and establish new networks for peace and nation building.
Moshood Isah, media officer YIAGA AFRICA

Technical Challenges of 2019 General Elections May Replicate in Kogi, Bayelsa Elections – Moshood Isah

As the Independent National Electoral Commission prepares for its first major election since the 2019 general elections, the issues that plagued the February and March General elections may replicate if not properly addressed. The Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship elections are a little over 2 months away, yet, the signs witnessed before the 2019 elections took place are obvious now again, and may affect the credibility of the November polls.

In a recent report, YIAGA AFRICA said one of the major issues that beleaguered the 2019 elections is undemocratic political party primaries and commercialized candidate nomination process. It is no more news that Political parties deliberately flouted their guidelines, constitutions, and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines on party primaries as well as the Electoral Act. The party primaries during the 2019 General elections were marked by financial inducement and horse-trading. There was also reported inducement of delegates with local and foreign currencies during direct and indirect primaries and deliberate substitution of candidates who won in primaries with supposed “anointed choices” of party leaders. The current situation in Bayelsa and Kogi may just be pointing to a similar direction as report has it that delegates were induced in cash and mobile money transfers amidst controversies and unrest that beclouded some party primaries in both states.

Beyond Political party primaries, INEC needs to take actions on critical issues after a lot recommendation by election observers followed the 2019 elections. For instance, YIAGA AFRICA noted some lapses in the design, communication and lack of uniformity in the implementation of the guidelines issued by the electoral commission. One major technical issue that affected the 2019 elections and may be rearing its head again is the fact, there was no clarity on who reserves the authority to cancel ballots and the levels where cancellation will take place. This led to collation officers exercising excessive discretionary powers in cancelling results and declared winners where the total number of registered voters in cancelled polling units had the potential of affecting the margin of lead between candidates in flagrant violation of Section 26 and 53 of the 2010 Electoral Act as amended.

As a result of this arbitral cancellation, there has been increase in the percentage of polling units where elections were cancelled, as political parties seem to have deployed this stratagem against opposition strongholds.  Overall, the percentage of cancelled ballots announced by INEC was 3.3% of all registered voters according to YIAGA AFRICA report. This is four times higher than the rate from 2015 when registered voters in cancelled polling units was less than 1% of all registered votes. As a matter of exigency and even as it plans for the Governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi, INEC needs to undertake a public investigation into the cancelation of ballots and to take appropriate legal actions should it be discovered that any INEC staff or collation officer cancelled ballots with intent to affect the election outcome.

Disruption of election process may not be connected to issues relating with lack of adequate security. The seemingly non-existent of security in Nigeria’s election has become a worrisome trend that there is hardly any major election that doesn’t affect the lives of innocent people. Again, this cannot be overemphasized with poor security being the major reason for disruption of the process and consistent voter intimidation and assault against unsuspecting individuals, press and civil society during elections. Thus, in a bid to set a good precedent, security agencies should as a matter of urgency commence investigation and prosecution of electoral offenders especially for the violent disruption of the electoral process which led to the death of some citizens. It can also not be overstated that security agencies must collaborate with the electoral commission and citizen observers to eradicate undue breakdown of law and order.

Ahead of the Bayelsa and Kogi elections, it is expected that the commission is currently conducting a comprehensive post-election review of the 2019 electoral timeline to identify gaps in its preparations and to clearly communicate with the public plans to address the structural issues that have resulted in three successive national elections marred by logistics challenges. Similarly, there is still enough time to review the Legal framework for Elections, which includes further review of the electoral guidelines regulating the cancellation of votes at polling units.

Both Domestic and International observer missions amongst other Civil Society Organisations also have roles to play to stifle electoral offenders. Civil Societies like YIAGA AFRICA have also endorsed sanctions on individuals and institutions that undermine Nigeria’s democracy and instigate electoral violence while urging other foreign missions to adopt this mechanism of accountability and make public the list of individuals placed on ban. Thus ahead of the Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship elections, its apparently time to point accusing fingers to any individual or group that play any role either covertly or overtly in truncating Nigeria’s democratic growth.

Moshood Isah

Media Officer, YIAGA AFRICA.

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WTV Parallel Vote Tabulation Academy 5

YIAGA AFRICA Concludes Parallel Vote Tabulation Academy 5 for Bayelsa, Kogi Elections

For YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching the Vote Master Trainers, the journey began in 2017 in preparation for the 2017 Governorship elections in Anambra Elections where they were deployed as trainers to all 21 Local Government Areas in the state to train over 500 citizen observers who successfully observed the election in the state. The team who are now Master Trainers have subsequently trained over 1200 polling unit (PU) election observers, mobile observers and collation observers in Ekiti, Osun and the 3,906 Polling Units and Local Goverment supervisors who served as mobile observers during the 2019 general elections.

Ahead of the November 16 Governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi State, YIAGA AFRICA’s under its Watching The Vote project has concluded the training of its Master Trainers tagged the Parallel Vote Tabulation Academy 5, (PVT Academy 5). The training which was held on the 28th and 29th of August, 2019 in Abuja is to prepare the team for the observation of
both the pre-election environment and the election day procedure in both Kogi and Bayelsa state. Leading the training session is the WTV Training Manager, Paul James who emphasized the importance of increased public knowledge of the Parallel Vote Tabulation election observation methodology even as the team plans to deploy for Bayelsa and Kogi state. According to Paul James, WTV Master Trainers have a role to play in ensuring election stakeholders understand the PVT to avoid misinterpretation of the methodology.

The PVT academy 5 according to Paul James is aimed to prepare Master Trainers for pre-election environment and election day observation training across all Local Government Areas in both Kogi and Bayelsa states. He said, YIAGA AFRICA is determined to maintain the highest standard of election observation in Africa and this has necessitated the consistent training of Master Trainers especially ahead of major elections in the country.

He said the training further refresh participants knowledge on importance of Information technology which has aided election observation overtime and provides a platform of making impact positive impact on Nigeria. While timely and accurate information remains the crux of the PVT project, participants were also urged to follow all protocols, rules and procedures governing election observation in Nigeria as instituted by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Participants also went through practical sessions on how to draw PVT samples. Other calculations include the margin of error which determines the precision of data received by Polling Units observers which is usually based on sample size, response rate and homogeneity of data.

WTV FAQ for Kogi and Bayelsa

How YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote will Observe Bayelsa, Kogi Governorship Elections

YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote (WTV) is a citizens led election observation initiative aimed at enhancing integrity of elections in Nigeria.  WTV works to ensure that citizens understand what happens in the electoral process and how to engage the process with Information.

For More Information click below to Download WTV Information for the Bayelsa and Kogi Election Observation.

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WTV August newsletter 2019

Watching The Vote Newsletter for August 2019

Inside WatchingTheVote August 2019 Newsletter: 

 

YIAGA AFRICA Presents the Watching the Vote 2019 Election Report, Decries Low Turnout, Poor Election Management, Undemocratic Primaries and Assault on Basic Rights.

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: YIAGA AFRICA Meets Stakeholders, Advocates for Credible, Peaceful Polls

YIAGA AFRICA Trains, Deploys Observers For Political Parties Primary Elections Observation

YIAGA AFRICA Concludes Parallel Vote Tabulation Academy 5 for Bayelsa, Kogi Election

 

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WatchingTheVote Newsletter for August 2019