Posts Tagged: INEC

Yiaga Africa Welcomes the  Deployment of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System Proposed by INEC

Yiaga Africa Welcomes the Deployment of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System Proposed by INEC

Yiaga Africa commends the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its consistent effort to improve the quality and transparency of elections particularly in the deployment of technology in the electoral process. INEC had in its quarterly Consultative meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSO’S) shared its plan to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for …

Yiaga Africa’s Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report – August 2021

Yiaga Africa’s Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report – August 2021

With the continuous voter registration (CVR) still ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government area centres’, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) trained observers continued to observe the process in 151 INEC registration centres across the six geo-political zones. This report includes the findings from the observer reports for the period of …

Yiaga Africa Commences Observation of Anambra Pre-election Environment 

Yiaga Africa Commences Observation of Anambra Pre-election Environment 

Yiaga Africa has commenced its observation of the pre-election environment in Anambra State ahead of the November 6th Governorship election. Through, it’s Watching the Vote (WTV), citizens’ election observation project, Yiaga Africa is tracking and reporting pre-election activities for immediate response by stakeholders. Through the Pre-Election observation, Yiaga Africa will track the efficacy of the …

Yiaga Africa Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report.  Issue 1

Yiaga Africa Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report. Issue 1

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise on 28 June 2021 with the online pre-registration process. The introduction of online registration created an opportunity for eligible voters to commence their registration process online and subsequently visit an INEC registration centre to complete their full biometric registration. The online registration …

Yiaga Africa Call on Nigerians and First Time Voters to Register as INEC Resumes the Continuous Voters Registration

Yiaga Africa Call on Nigerians and First Time Voters to Register as INEC Resumes the Continuous Voters Registration

The highly anticipated Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise is finally resuming on Monday, 28th June 2021, with the online pre-registration process. To inspire citizens to register as voters, the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) introduced the pre-enrolment via INEC’s CVR online portal from June 28, 2021. This will be the first time in Nigeria’s electoral …

WatchingTheVote Team Prepares for CVR Observation Training

WatchingTheVote Team Prepares for CVR Observation Training

Ahead of the training of Citizen Observers for the observation of the Continuous Voters Registration scheduled to start on June 28th, Yiaga Africa has conducted a refresher training for its election team members in Abuja to enable them effectively train observers in seven states spread across all the geopolitical regions of Nigeria and the Federal …

When Votes Count: Yiaga Africa Report for Edo and Ondo Governorship Elections

When Votes Count: Yiaga Africa Report for Edo and Ondo Governorship Elections

The Edo and Ondo governorship elections in 2020 were the first state-wide elections conducted in a pandemic in Nigeria. The elections were conducted amidst intensifying concerns for public health safety with both states experiencing rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the period leading to the elections. Both elections were significant for different reasons …

Attacks on INEC offices are acts of Democratic and Economic Sabotage

Attacks on INEC offices are acts of Democratic and Economic Sabotage

Yiaga Africa is deeply worried about the recent ‘coordinated and premeditated’ attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These are indeed dangerous signs for the country’s fragile democracy as it will not just affect the commission’s preparation for upcoming elections but also diminish citizens’ confidence in the electoral process.  The disturbing …