FACT-CHECK: No, Governor Obaseki's commissioner Not Sentenced to 10-Years Jail

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On September 10, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp message claiming that Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, Governor Godwin Obaseki’s former Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism, and Diaspora has been sentenced to 10-years imprisonment. The post with the headline: BREAKING MEWS: “Osaze Osemwegie-Ero (Governor Obaseki’s commissioner for Art, Culture, …

Ba’a Yankewa Kwamishina a Jahar Edo Hukuncin Daurin Shekaru Goma a Gidan Yari Ba!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 10 ga watan Satunban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sukaci karo da wani sako da ake yadawa a manhajar WhatsApp cewa Osaze Osemwegie-Ero wanda kwamishinan al’adu da bude ido da kuma harkokin ketare a jahar Edo an yanke masa hukuncin daurin …

Preliminary Statement on the Conduct of the September 19, 2020 Governorship Election in Edo State

Earlier today, voters across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State headed to the polls to elect a Governor. The CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has been receiving reports from our trained group of nonpartisan observers accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This preliminary statement provides an overview of our initial …

POLL PREVIEW: EDO STATE'S 2020 GUBERNATORIAL RACE

The Edo governorship election scheduled to hold on 19 September 2020, is one of seven off-season elections across Nigeria’s 36states. Edo is strategic for national politics. Prior to June 2020, when Edo’s incumbent defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), it was the only state in the South-South geopolitical …

Shin Tsohon Shugaban Jam’iyyar APC Adams Oshiomhole Ya Zabi PDP a Zaben Gwamnan Edo?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: Angano wani hoto da ake yadawa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dake ikirarin cewa tsohon shugaban jam’iyyar APC na kasa, Adams Oshiomhole ya kada kuri’arsa ga jam’iyyar PDP a zaben gwamnan jahar Edo. Wani shafin Twitter mai suna  PDP Vanguard (@pdpvanguard) ya wallafa wata  magana kamar haka: “Tof …

FACT-CHECK: Did Only APC Participate in Vote-Buying During Edo Governorship Poll?

CLAIMA tweet from PDP’s official twitter handle posted a video claiming that APC agents are buying votes at polling units. FACTThe video posted was posted by many others, and while it does not mention which polling unit and which ward, CDD’s official observers on the ground has observed vote buying happing across multiple wards. There …

Shin Jami’an Tsaro Sun Mamaye Hedikwatar Hukumar Zabe a Jahar Edo?

Gaskiyar Magana: Labarin Yana Cike Da Rudani! Da misalign karfe 8:30 na safiyar yau Asabat, 19 ga watan Satunban shekara ta 2020 jaridar Vanguard ta wallafa wani labari  mai taken: “Jami’an tsaro sun mamaye hukumar zabe a jahar Edo”. Gaskiyar Magana: An jibge ayarin jami’an tsaro a hedikwatar hukumar zabe ta kasa INEC dake birnin …

Shin Tsohon Shugaban Jam’iyyar APC Adams Oshiomole Ya Zabi PDP a Zaben Gwamnan Edo?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: Angano wani hoto da ake yadawa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dake ikirarin cewa tsohon shugaban jam’iyyar APC na kasa, Adams Oshiomole ya kada kuri’arsa ga jam’iyyar PDP a zaben gwamnan jahar Edo. Wani shafin Twitter mai suna  PDP Vanguard (@pdpvanguard) ya wallafa wata  magana kamar haka: “Tof …

FACT-CHECK: Were Electoral Materials in Egor LGA, Hijacked, Moved to Play House Hotel?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: Multiple twitter handles including the official twitter handle of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that “In Ward 9, unit 15, Ego LGA, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Local Government Area (LGA) hijacked electoral materials and moved the polling booth to his hotel called “play house”. Voters …

FACT-CHECK: Disregard Social Media Posts Announcing Results of Edo Governorship Election not From INEC

VERDICT: Misleading Posts CLAIM: A Facebook post that has been shared hundreds of times, reads, ‘’BREAKING News!!! Gov Obaseki in Early lead as results are being collated across the polling units in the 3 Senatorial zones in Edo State.’’ The post already has more than 600 likes, 232 comments and 81 shares at the time …

FACT-CHECK: Can Fake Voters' Card be used in Edo State Governorship Election?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On August 18, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report by multiple online platforms, including The Nigeran Post, which was attributed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the claim that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is printing fake Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) ahead of the Edo …

New Allegiances, Familiar Faces A Preview of Edo’s 2020 Gubernatorial Election

As Edo State voters prepare to head to the polls for the 19 September gubernatorial election, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is closely monitoring the democratic process. CDD’s observation of the electoral process in Edo State, which is also informed by the guidelines of Nigeria’s electoral regulatory body, the Independent National Electoral Commission …

De-escalate Growing Tension Ahead of Edo Election – CDD Tells Politicians

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on politicians in Nigeria to de-escalate the tension building up ahead of the September 19, 2020, Edo state governorship election. Highlighting some of the early warning signs which portend grave danger for the integrity of Nigeria’s electoral process and its outcomes, the CDD stressed that some …

Engage in issue-based campaigns, not violent activities – CDD to politicians

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged political parties to engage in issue-based campaigns. The Centre also urged the political parties to shun activities which may potentially incite violence among members and opponents alike. In a communique released by the CDD on Friday, August …

NIGERIA THIS WEEK ENDING JULY 17, 2020

Ahead of the governorship election in Ondo state, eleven (11) governorship aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have rejected the indirect mode of a primary election. They petitioned the party’s Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC), rejecting the planned indirect mode of primary election slated on July 20. The aspirants said, having traversed the …