Yiaga Africa deploys high-level election study mission to the 2023 general elections in Liberia

Yiaga Africa has deployed an election study mission to the October 10 2023 general election in the Republic of Liberia following its accreditation by the National Elections Commission (NEC). The mission is part of Yiaga Africa Transforming Electoral Governance in Africa initiative (TEGA), designed to transform electoral governance through evidence-based learning, documentation, and advocacy. Under this project, Yiaga Africa undertakes policy conversations, study missions, and participatory action research on elections and electoral reforms.

The mission is led by Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, a former Commissioner for Political Affairs at the African Union Commission and former Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea, also a member of the board of Yiaga Africa. Other members of the mission include Senator Sharafadeen Alli, Chair of the Nigerian Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); Hon Prince Bayo Balogun, Chairman, Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters; Dr. Asmau Maikudi, Former Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC; Toyin Akinniyi, Vice President, Africa at Luminate; Ezenwa Nwagwu, Chair, Partners for Electoral Reform and Yiaga Africa board member; Francis Madugu, Deputy Country Director, National Democratic Institute (NDI), Nigeria; Maupe Ogun-Yusuf, Broadcast journalist, Channels Television; Esrom Ajanya, Project Coordinator, The Kukah Center; Olusegun Ogundare, Africa Head of Operations & Research, Yiaga Africa; Ibrahim Faruk, Africa Program Coordinator and Samson Itodo, Executive Director, Yiaga Africa.

The delegation will interact with key electoral stakeholders in line with the mission’s focal themes, which include election management, electoral technology, election results management and citizen participation. At the end of the election, the mission will issue a report on its findings with relevant stakeholders in Liberia and Nigeria on transforming electoral governance and promoting electoral reforms.

The Yiaga Africa mission secretariat is located at Mamba Point Hotel, United Nation Drive – 1000, Monrovia 10. For details on the mission’s activities, please contact: Mr Segun Ogundare, sogundare@yiaga.org or Ibrahim Faruk, fibrahim@yiaga.org


Samson Itodo

Executive Director, Yiaga Africa

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