Increasing Relevance of Youth political participation ahead of the 2019 Election– Plangret Dabup

With the Nigerian polity gearing up for the 2019 elections, the Pre-election environment has been a beehive of activity with activities around Continuous Voter Registration, Collection of Permanent Voters Card, political party campaigns and rallies amongst other activities in top gear. While Continuous Voter Registration has been suspended according to the extant electoral laws, collection…

YIAGA AFRICA RELEASES THIRD PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT BELOW  Osun Election: PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT 3 Executive Summary YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote (WTV) is the largest non-partisan and independent movement of citizens observers committed to electoral integrity and playing an active role in the Osun 2018 governorship election. On August 3rd 2018, YIAGA’s WTV deployed Long-Term Observation (LTOs) to Osun…

Ready to Run Movement Statement on High Cost of Nomination Forms and Internal Party Democracy

The Ready to Run Movement notes with concern the underhand practices that contribute to the high cost of securing party nomination forms and internal party democracy within political parties that undermines the emergence of youth (women and men) candidates in the 2019 general elections. According to reports reaching the Ready to Run Movement, aspirants for…

Osun Poll: WatchingTheVote raises alarm over voter inducement, Releases Pre-election Observation findings

YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote has raised alarm over of voters’ inducement ahead of September 22 governorship election in Osun state. This was revealed by Project Director, Cynthia Mbamalu WTV during a press briefing in Osogbo, the state capital. According to Ms Mbamalu, WTV pre-election findings, observed that voters’ inducement through the distribution of money and gifts…

We Will Overcome Vote Buying, INEC Assures

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that it would overcome the menace of vote buying, which it described as cancer and a threat to the electoral process. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this in Abuja at a voter enlightenment programme, WatchingTheVote Election Series II, put together by the Youth Initiative…

Duly Elected or Duly Purchased? WatchingTheVote Launches Report on Vote Buying and Selling During Ekiti Guber polls

During the official launch of the report on Vote buying and selling at the Ekiti Governorship Elections, YIAGA AFRICA’s WatchingTheVote called for laws to address loopholes in the electoral process especially vote buying. The report was launched by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu during the WTV election dialogue …

YIAGA AFRICA PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION FINDINGS AND PLANS FOR ELECTION OBSERVATION

Osun State, Nigeria- The period leading to 2018 Governorship election in Osun State remains a politically charged period with several pre-election activities for the 2019 elections underway. With 48 political parties contesting the 22nd September, Osun Governorship election and a total of 1, 682, 495 registered voters, the State presents important political dynamics to look…