CENTRE LSD INTERIM REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION HELD FEBRUARY 23, 2019.
The first round of contest in the Nigerian 2019 election was held nationwide on February 23, 2019. The Presidential and National Assembly election suffered one-week postponement penultimate weekend to logistics concerns as cited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the body responsible for the conduct of the exercise. Prior to the election, the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) was accredited by the election management body as one organization that should observe the election. Accordingly, the Centre deployed a total of 419 observers across the nation to observe the election. The observation done in conjunction with the Priest Peace and Justice Initiative, the development arm of the Palace of Priest Assembly (PPA), a Pentecostal church based in Abuja, recorded several impressions about the observation as captured below
CENTRE LSD INTERIM REPORT ON THE ANAMBRA STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 18, 2017.
PREAMBLE: The present Anambra state was created from the old Anambra State (which comprised Enugu and Anambra States) on the 27th of August 1991. The state is bounded by Delta, Abia, Kogi, Enugu, and Imo States. According to the 2006 Census, Anambra has a population of 4, 055, 048 people. The people are largely traders and business people with Onitsha, Nnewi, Ekwulobia etc as its major commercial centres. Igbo is the major and predominant language spoken across the state although there are a few places in Anambra West who are Igala speaking. The state is nick-named the ‘Light of the Nation’
CENTRE LSD INTERIM REPORT ON THE BAYELSA AND KOGI STATES GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 16, 2019.
Preamble: The Bayelsa and Kogi States gubernatorial election held 16th November 2019 as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In Bayelsa State, 45 political parties fielded candidates (42 males and 3 females) in the election, Whereas Kogi State, had 24 political parties with 24 governorship candidates made up of 21 males and 3 females. Total number of registered voters in Bayelsa is put at 923,182 and 96.3% of the registered voters according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), collected their Permanent Voters Card (PVC). Total PVCs collected in Kogi State prior to the election totaled 1,485,928. The Kogi West Senatorial election was held alongside the governorship election. The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD), as an accredited INEC domestic election observer organization, deployed a team of trained observers to the states to observe and provide factual election day reports. The report of the Centre’s observation is presented below:
CENTRE LSD INTERIM REPORT ON THE EKITI STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION HELD JULY 14, 2018
PREAMBLE: The Ekiti State gubernatorial election was held on 14th July 2018 as contained in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) time table. The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) having been accredited by INEC to observe the Ekiti gubernatorial Election trained and deployed 50 observers to observe the election in collaboration with New Initiative for Social Development (NISD). The observers were deployed across the state to observe and provide real-time election-day reports from the 16 LGAs of Ado-Ekiti, Ikere, Oye, Aiyekire (Gbonyin),Efon, Ekiti East, Ekiti South-West, Ekiti West, Emure, Ido-Osi, Ijero, Ikole, Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ise/Orun and Moba. The Centre’s impressions are captured below: