January 17, 2017
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room met to review elections in Nigeria since 2015 and the reform processes since 2016 warning that indications point to a worrying State of affairs administration threatening Nigeria’s democracy. These warned of an emerging of normalizing the blatant abuse of security services by political parties. In turn this is escalating […]
December 19, 2016
Introduction These notes provide highlights of issues observed in the Saturday, December 10th 2016 poll. The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room and Stakeholder Democracy Network had a limited number of observers deployed for the poll, so coverage of local governments across the state was prioritized and limited in some areas. Research was conducted before and […]
December 11, 2016
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room observed the suspended elections in Rivers State held on December 10th 2016. Field observers were deployed to 5 of the LGAs with the largest proportion of elections being redone. With regards to the election atmosphere, the Situation Room issued a pre-election statement on the toxic conditions created by political […]
December 9, 2016
All other things being equal, the people of Rivers state will go to the poll in the federal and state legislative elections on 10 December, 2016. After the contradictions of these elections in 2015 and attendant court verdicts, efforts at rerunning the elections in the past have been futile.
Issued: 4:00pm, Thursday, 8th December 2016 The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room) has been closely following the build up to the Rivers re-run polls due on Saturday, December 10th 2016 and will be observing the election alongside local and international observers.