Press Release: CDD Releases PostMortem Report on 2019 Election Collation

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) today released a detailed new report on one of the most vulnerable parts of Nigeria’s election process: the collation of election results at the ward level.   Counting the Votes and Ward-Level Collation during Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election: A Post-mortem provides independent and objective assessment of the process …

COUNTING THE VOTES: WARD-LEVEL COLLATION DURING NIGERIA'S 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – A POSTMORTEM ANALYSIS

BACKGROUND The collation of results has been a much-exploited weakness in Nigeria’s election process, since the country’s return to democratic civilian rule in May 1999. Collation is the process by which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) aggregates and tabulates polling unit-level results via a multi-layered process, starting from the ward level, through the local …

CDD Fact Check: Did the United States Extend its Visa Ban to INEC Chairman and Commissioners?

VERDICT: FALSE! CLAIMS: An online blog Wazobia Reporters on Thursday, August 22, 2019 published a news story, alleging various claims; that the United States Government had extended it visa ban to Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all Commissioners excluding Mr. Mike Igini, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in …