#ReadyToRun: YIAGA AFRICA Hosts Round Table with Young Aspirants in Ibadan

The #NotTooYoungRun Act has abolished the constitutional impediment to the political participation of young people in the electoral process.  However, how does it transcend into an actual increase in the qualitative and quantitative representation of the teeming youth population in Nigeria? To address this, YIAGA Africa launched the Ready to Run movement which is dedicated…

Pre-Election Press Statement on the 2018 Osun Governorship election issued by YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote

Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote; Nigeria’s largest non-partisan and independent citizens movement on electoral integrity, we welcome you to this Pre-Election Press Briefing on the 2018 governorship election in Osun State. This press briefing is the first in series of press conferences to be hosted by YIAGA AFRICA…

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…