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#FixElectionsNG

The #FixElectionsNG project was launched in May 2020 with the following objectives:

  • To mobilise citizens to advocate for political and electoral reforms and engage with the reform process at all level
  • Support a broad range of civil society actors and political parties to build consensus on electoral reform priorities and engage with National Assembly (NASS) committees on INEC and electoral matters and the constitution review committee.
  • Mobilise international support for democratic reforms in Nigeria and push for the implementation of recommendations of international and domestic election observation reports like the EU EOM, EU-SDGN partners and others and,
  • Foster greater transparency and stakeholder engagement in the off-cycle governorship elections.

The #FixElectionsNG project been a key actor in advocacy for a new electoral law, including publishing a policy brief on the feasibility and importance of electronic transmission of results in Nigeria, analysis of disparities between the versions of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill of the Senate and House of Representatives with advocacy for citizens’ demands for the harmonized version, and a compilation of timelines in the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. It also published a policy brief on expanding voter access to polling units in Nigeria, a policy brief on the feasibility. 

#FixElectionsNG is supported by the European Union through the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN).

 

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Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.