Process and Results Verification Statement on the November 2023 Off-Cycle Governorship Elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States

In the November 11 governorship elections, Yiaga Africa deployed the Process and Results Verification for Transparency (PRVT) methodology to observe the Imo and Kogi State elections. Six hundred (600) stationary observers were deployed to a representative random sample of 300 polling units for each of the states and 50 roving observers in the two states. With this methodology, Yiaga Africa can confidently assess the accreditation process, voting, and counting and independently verify the official results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).  In addition to the PRVT methodology, Yiaga Africa also deployed nine roving observers for the Bayelsa State governorship election to observe the process and results collation.

These is our final press statement on the process and verifying the results of the elections, which also contains our observations, critical incidents and recommendations.