Judgements and Jurisprudence: Presiding over presidential petitions in Africa

By Dr O’Brien Kaaba In 2017 the Kenyan Supreme Court became the first court on the African continent to annul a presidential election following full due process. In February 2020 the Malawian High Court, sitting as a constitutional court, followed suit in cancelling the results of the May 2019 presidential election. Not only did the …

Electoral Corruption In Nigeria: A Case Study Of The 2019 General Elections

A major pillar of post-1990 democratic transitions in Africa is the periodic organization and conduct of constitutionally entrenched competitive partyelections, by an independent electoral management body (EMB), to electivepublic political offices in the executive and legislative branches of government in the African state. The conduct of the elections is required to conform substantially with guiding …

Kogi State: Post-Election Analysis of Disinformation

The Kogi state off-cycle elections were conducted on 16th November 2019. Twenty-four political parties participated in the election, but there were three frontrunners: Musa Wada of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Yahaya Bello of All People’s Congress (APC), and Natasha Akpoti of Social Democratic Party (SDP). Given the trend of disinformation in previous elections held in …

Sorting Fact From Fiction : Nigeria's 2019 Election

Nigeria 2019 Election Fact-File The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) for the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections, represented the first attempt in Nigeria at running a rigorous fact-checking process before, during and after the electoral process of both presidential and gubernatorial elections. CDD’s specific mandate was to provide a filter and …

WhatsApp and Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Press Release

WhatsApp both strengthens and undermines Nigerian democracy, says UK-Nigeria research team Research findings were released today by a UK-Nigerian research team examining the role of WhatsApp in Nigeria’s 2019 elections. Drawing on citizen surveys and interviews with political campaigns, the report underlines the ways in which WhatsApp has promoted the spread of “fake news” around …

Sorting Fact From Fiction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) for the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections represented the first attempt in Nigeria at running a rigorous fact-checking process before, during and after the electoral process of both presidential and gubernatorial elections. CDD’s specific mandate was to provide a filter and check on viral stories …

Did INEC Threaten to Award Presidential Election Victory to Atiku?

Verdict: FALSE The Claim: CDD has spotted a story claiming that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to award the election victory to the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential elections. The claim was made on April 9, 2019, by the dailyadvent. It says that PDP and …

How Women Fared In The 2019 Elections

    Nigeria’s population is estimated to be 200,923,640. Women form 49.4% of this figure, with a total of 99,180,412. However, female political representation in the 2019 elections was negligible relative to the approximately half of the population they constitute. 2,970 women were on the electoral ballot, representing only 11.36% of nominated candidates. From the …

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 …

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 …