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Yiaga Africa's State Focal Point and LGA Supervisors for Osun state after a post-election debrief

PHOTO NEWS: State Focal Points, LGA Supervisors, Share Experiences of Observing the 2022 Ekiti, Osun Governorship Elections

Following the successful conduct of the just concluded 2022 Ekiti and Osun State Election, Yiaga Africa is returned to Ekiti and Osun for a one-day debriefing meeting with State Focal Points (SFPs) and Local Ggovernment Area (LGA) Supervisors to appraise the project and for participants to share experiences and lessons learnt from the recent election.

Osun State Focal Point Presents an award to WTV team

LGA Supervisors who also served as Long Term observers shared the success stories, challenges, lessons learnt and opportunities to improve citizens participation as Yiaga Africa prepares to observe the 2023 General Elections.

Anthonia Onda, Senior Program Officer, Yiaga Africa

Yiaga Africa’s Senior Program Officer, Anthonia Onda appreciates citizen observers for their role in the successful deployment of the Parallel Vote Tabulation in Ekiti and Osun 2022 Governorship election.

Osun SFP

State Focal Points for both states commended the effort of Supervisors in recruiting and managing Polling unit observers and ensuring observers deployed to assigned polling units to observe on election day.

LGA Supervisor speaks on the credibility of the Watching The Vote in their Local Government Areas and how Parallel Vote Tabulation is boosting citizens confidence in the process.

LGA Supervisors in a Focus Group Discussion

As a Long-Term Observer, the project also exposed Supervisors to critical election stakeholders like the electoral Commission, Police, community leaders amongst others.

post-election Debrief in Osun

According to the LGA Supervisors, timely and accurate information on the electoral process has to a large extent helped in countering fake news during the Ekiti and Osun Governorship election.

Post-election debrief in Osun

Long Term Observers successfully recruited 500 Polling Unit Observers for each state which ensured accurate and timely dissemination of information during the Ekiti and Osun Governorship.

SFP Osun

 

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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.