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Citizen Observers Share Successes, Challenges and Experiences from Anambra Polls

Citizen Observers Share Successes, Challenges and Experiences from Anambra Polls

In a bid to document the lessons, successes and challenges experienced during the Anambra governorship election, Yiaga Africa’s Elections Team conducted a post-election debrief with its observers to chart pathways for an improved electoral process.  The debrief which was held in Awka, the Anambra state capital, provided an opportunity for its Watching The Vote State …

ANAMBRA POLL: How S/East political culture affected election – Mbamalu, Yiaga Africa Director

ANAMBRA POLL: How S/East political culture affected election – Mbamalu, Yiaga Africa Director

*Says BVAS deployed to 95 percent units, failed in 45 *Late distribution of PVCs disenfranchised many *10 percent voter turnout in Anambra, lowest in history Much as last Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State didn’t live up to pre-election prognosis of a generally flawed exercise, so many aspects of the poll raised concerns about Nigeria’s …

Anambra: Cautious Optimism on Election Technology – Mosood Isah

Anambra: Cautious Optimism on Election Technology – Mosood Isah

Recent elections in Nigeria have continued to reveal how increasingly difficult it is to manipulate the process either by politicians or electoral officials. This may not be unconnected to the improving synergy between electoral stakeholders and continuous deployment of technology to enhance further transparency while blocking loopholes that can be exploited for electoral manipulation. There …

Yiaga Africa Hosts Campus Conversation on Youth Civic Engagement in Abuja

Yiaga Africa Hosts Campus Conversation on Youth Civic Engagement in Abuja

On 9th November, Yiaga Africa took its Campus Conversation series to University of Abuja Main Campus, Gwagwalada  to provide a platform for interactive learning, engagement and conversations with students of tertiary institutions and to educate the students on active participation throughout the electoral cycle.  The conversation is aimed at intensifying engagement of students of tertiary …

Grey Areas Senate Must Address in National Health Emergency Bill 2020

Grey Areas Senate Must Address in National Health Emergency Bill 2020

The Bill for an Act to repeal the Quarantine Act and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases Act make provisions relating to quarantine and regulations for preventing the introduction into and spread in Nigeria of dangerous infectious diseases, and for other related matters, 2020 (SB. 413) is on the floor of the Senate, awaiting a …

Situational Statement on the  2021 Anambra Gubernatorial Election

Situational Statement on the 2021 Anambra Gubernatorial Election

Introduction On Saturday 6, November 2021, Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed 500 carefully trained stationary observers and 27 mobile observers to polling units across the 21 Local Government Areas of Anambra state. The observers were deployed to observe the election day process from the set-up of polling units to the counting and posting …