MATTERS ARISING FROM THE 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) deployed trained observers to five states (Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States) where supplementary governorship elections held on March 23, 2019. The observers were tasked with observing and reporting on the polling process, including opening times, accreditation and voting, the collation processes, and …

Kano Supplementary Election: Battle Ground State for Governor

There were 29 candidates that contested for governor of Kano State but the major battle had always been between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC and his main rival from the PDP, Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf. Governor Ganduje got significant negative publicity and a dent to his image after allegations and wide circulation of video …

Kano Supplementary Election: Battle Ground State for Governor

There were 29 candidates that contested for governor of Kano State but the major battle had always been between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC and his main rival from the PDP, Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf. Governor Ganduje got significant negative publicity and a dent to his image after allegations and wide circulation of video …

PRELIMINARY REPORT AHEAD OF THE 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTIONS

CDD has deployed trained observers to observe the Saturday, March 23, 2019, supplementary elections in Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States. As in previous elections, an Election Analysis Centre (EAC) will be opened on Saturday at Centre’s Conference Room, located at CITEC Mount Pleasant Estate, Mbora District, Abuja. EAC comprises of leading experts on …

Did Buhari make a Statement Suggesting he will not Support a Yoruba Presidency come 2023?

Did Buhari make a Statement Suggesting he will not Support a Yoruba Presidency come 2023? Verdict: UNSUBSTANTIATED RUMOUR The Claim:A blog, thewatchngr on the 15th of March, reported that President Mohammadu Buhari revealed that he would not support a Yoruba person to succeed him in 2023. According to the post which has gone viral, Mr …

UPDATES ON ELECTION OF 9TH MARCH 2019.

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) deployed observers to 17 politically-charged and violence-prone battleground states for the elections. Our fake news tracking and analysis unit has continued the work of monitoring and combating fake news and hate speech throughout the election period. For its part, our EAC, which is composed of …

Election-Day Preliminary Report on the 2019 Governorship and State Houses of Assembly Elections

PREAMBLE The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) deployed observers to 17 politically charged and violence-prone battleground states for the elections. Our fake news tracking and analysis unit has continued the work of monitoring and combating fake news and hate speech throughout the election period. For its part, our EAC, which is …

Background Paper on the 2019 Governorship and House of Assembly Elections in Nigeria

Nigeria’s return to the polls for the governorship, house of assembly and the FCT area council elections on March 9th, 2019. The elections will hold in 29 states and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). The Presidential polls were earlier conducted on February 23rd with the incumbent President Muhammad Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress …

The Governorship Race: The Battle Ground States

Tomorrow, 9th March 2019, we will once again exercise our civic rights and responsibilities as citizens to elect our Governors and Members of the State Houses of Assembly. Despite some of the hitches experienced during the Presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on Saturday 23rd February 2019, we as a people and as …

Counting Votes: Ward-level collation during Nigeria’s 2019 election

The 2019 general elections is the sixth general election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) since the return to civilian rule in 1999. Presidential and national assembly elections followed governorship, state houses of assembly/ and FCT area council votes are scheduled to take place across a two-week period. However, the 2019 election was …

#FACTCHECK: Did the EU, ECOWAS release statements praising Nigeria’s presidential election?

Verdict: False Claim: CDD-West Africa fake-news desk spotted an info-graphic message with the pictures of the head of the Economic Community for the West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf observer mission to Nigeria and her European Union counterpart, Maria Arena. The head of ECOWAS observer mission is alleged to have credited the success of the elections …