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June 7, 2024
In this week’s edition of ‘The Ballot’, we look at the events that are shaping elections in Nigeria, ranging from conversations on the status of state independent electoral commissions (SIECs) in Nigeria and the Continuous Voter Registration in Edo and Ondo States to preparations for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections by political parties. Happy...
7th June 2024 Press Statement Introduction Yiaga Africa has observed increasing calls for the abolition of State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIEC) and the transfer of the responsibility of conducting local government elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This policy proposal is fundamentally flawed and would have far-reaching implications for Nigeria’s 25-year democracy if...