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 …

FACT-CHECK: Has Kano 2019 PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Left Kwankwasiyya?

Verdict: False Claim: On Sunday, October 25, 2020 fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a story published on Facebook (now deleted) and shared on WhatsApp claiming that the 2019 Kano State governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, Kabir Yusuf, has defected from the Kwankwasisyya group led by former Governor Rabiu …

Preliminary Statement On the Conduct of the Ondo State Governorship Election

CDD ELECTION ANALYSIS CENTRE Akure, Ondo State, Saturday, 4 pm, October 10, 2020 Today, voters across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ondo State went to the polls to elect a Governor. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) through its dedicated Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has been keeping a close eye on the …

Hoton Dake Nuna Cewa Wassu Matasa Sun Kama Shugabannin Jam’iyyar APC Da Kudade a Owo Hoto Ne Na Bogi!

Tushen Magana: Adaidai lokacin da zaben gwama a jahar Ondo ke cigaba da gudana ayau Asabat, 10 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020, wani mutum mai suna , Ifedolapo Osun, (@DolapoOsun1414) ya wallafa wani hoto a shafin san a Twitter inda yace wassau matasa sun damke wassu shugabannin jam’iyyar APC da tarin kudade da yawan …

Shin an Jikkata Uwargidan Gwamnan Jahar Ondo Tare Da Kashe Wassu Mutane Uku Yayin Da Taje Kada Kuri’arta?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: Wani bidiyo da aka yada a shafin Twitter a ranar Asabat, 10 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020 ya bayyana cewa an raunata uwargida gwamnan jahar Ondo, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu  tare da hallaka wassu mutane uku da safiyar ranar yau lokacin da taje kada kuri’arta a runfar zabe mai lamba …

Dan Takarar Jam’iyyar ZLP Ajayi Agboola Har Yanzu Yana Takarar Zama Gwamnan Jahar Ondo

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat 10, ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020 masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano hoton wata takardar sanarwa da akayi zargin ta fito daga dan takarar jam’iyyar Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) a zaben gwamnan jahar Ondo da ake gudanarwa yau, wato Hon. Agboola Ajayi …

FACT-CHECK: Was Ondo State First Lady, Betty Akeredolu Injured In Attack on Polling Unit?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On Saturday, October 10, 2020, a video trending on Twitter claimed that three people were killed, while Ondo State first lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was injured at Ward 5, Polling Unit 6 in Owo, during the early hours of the governorship election. The video which had Channels Television logo and details was widely …

FACT-CHECK: Image of 2 Youths Arrested in Owo with Bundles of Naira is Fake

CLAIM: At the peak of the Ondo Governorship election on Saturday, October 10, 2020, a Twitter user, Ifedolapo Osun, (@DolapoOsun1414) posted an image claiming that youths in Owo had arrested some leaders of the All Progressives Congress with cash worth millions of naira. The image posted by Ifedolapo shows two youths displayed with bundles of …

FACT-CHECK: ZLP Candidate, Ajayi Agboola, Still on Ondo Governorship Election Race

CLAIM:  On Saturday, 10, 2020, a trending image reported to be a press release from the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), claim that the governorship candidate of the party, Honourable Agboola Ajayi, has withdrawn from the 2020 Ondo election. FACT: The trending claim that the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), in the ongoing 2020 …

CDD Tasks Stakeholders on Credible Ondo Governorship Poll

Commends Citizens Focus On Issues of Governance  Says Less Attacks Show Level of Confidence In INEC, Urges Commission To Reciprocate Tasks Security, Government On Measures To Prevent Vote Buying   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen of the Press. Forty-eight hours to the commencement of voting in the October 10 Governorship election, the Centre for Democracy and …

The Outlook for Ondo: Votes and Violence

Introduction On the 10 October 2020 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the sixth governorship election in Ondo State since the restoration of democracy in 1999. The state, in Nigeria’s south west geo political zone, is currently held by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and is strategic in protecting the APCs political hegemony …

How Citizens Demands For Good Governance, Alliances By Transport Unions, And Activities of Militants Shape Ondo Governorship Poll

Abuja October 5, 2020 NURTW Partisanship May Affect INEC Logistics Spotlights Flash Points, Violence Prone Areas Calls For Strategic Deployment of Security To Areas With High Risk of Violence An Issues-Driven Campaign As voters in Ondo State make last minute preparations in readiness for the October 10 Governorship election, the Centre for Democracy and Development …

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 …

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 …