Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) trained observers continued to observe the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise in 158 INEC registration centres across the six geo-political zones. This report includes the findings from the observer reports for the period of August 30 to September 10, 2021. Based on reports from its observers, Yiaga Africa WTV finds that the INEC registration officials have remained consistent with early deployment to registration centres and early commencement of the registration process.
2023: Sixty Percent of Youths Can Determine Nigeria’s Next Set of Leaders By Ibrahim Faruk
Since Nigeria’s struggle for independence, young people have been at the front and center of political participation. The struggle for Nigeria’s independence as well as the successive military interventions and democratic republics have been filled with instances of youth participation.
No Country Without Women
Early Warning Signals For 2023 General Elections – Moshood Isah
The 2023 Presidential election is about 12 weeks away but the glaring early warning signals and violations of the electoral legal framework are overwhelmingly petrifying that election stakeholders have continued to express concerns over the conduct of a peaceful and credible elections. The recent report credited to the Nigerian Army saying they were under pressure to manipulate the 2023 General elections may just be one out of the many risks, uncertainties and assumptions that has potential of undermining the process.
Attacks on INEC’s Facilities, in whose interest?
The 2023 election will no doubt be conducted amidst varying levels of insecurity with a likelihood of an increase in politically motivated violence. The growing threat of violence and attacks on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facilities is also becoming a recurring incident in the pre-election phase compounding the security challenges requiring immediate action from the security agencies.