Statement on February 03, 2024 Bye-Election & Re-run Elections

On Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted bye-elections and rerun elections in 26 states across the Federation. The polls were held in 8,934 polling units across 575 wards, involving 4,613,291 registered voters who had collected their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs). Nine (9) states held National and State Assembly elections to fill vacancies created by death or resignation, while Seventeen (17) states conducted re-run elections due to orders from Election Appeal Tribunals. 

Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed citizen observers across Ebonyi, Kebbi, Ondo and Yobe States to observe the elections. Additionally, Yiaga Africa received reports from its citizen observers in the other states where elections were conducted. Yiaga Africa did not utilize the Process & Results Verification for Transparency (PRVT), formerly known as the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) Methodology, for these elections. Accordingly, our findings are based on our overall assessment of the election day process.

Here is our statement on the elections: