April 27, 2011

Civil Society Election Situation Room Statement on April 26 Elections.

The Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections of 26 April 2011 were another significant step towards the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria. They took place against the background of considerable violence and fears that accompanied the presidential election the previous week. Although in general there was low turnout, reports from Civil Society Election Situation […]

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April 26, 2011

Election Situation Room Statement Ahead of April 26,2011 Gubernatorial Elections

As Nigeria holds the gubernatorial and State legislative elections, the Civil Society Election Situation Room feels compelled to raise a number of issues that could affect the credibility of the elections on 26 April. As we pointed out in our final statement on the Presidential election – and which indeed we raised after the National […]

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April 21, 2011

Preliminary Statement issued by the National Human Rights Commission and the CLEEN Foundation on the Conduct of Security Officials in the Presidential Election held on April 16, 2011

BACKGROUND Free, fair and credible election requires the guarantee of the security of people and materials involved in the electoral process. The personnel of the electoral management body, politicians, electorates and the general public should be protected from violence and intimidation during voter registration, campaigns, primaries, polling, collation and declaration of results and post-election dispute […]

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April 19, 2011

CIVIL SOCIETY ELECTION SITUATION ROOM: FINAL STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION… Tuesday April 19,2011

The Civil Society Election Situation Room commends Nigerians for their determination in voting and protecting their votes in the 16 April presidential election. We note that this was in keeping with what was witnessed during the National Assembly elections held the previous week. INEC has released the final returns from all the States and the […]

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April 17, 2011

CSO Situation Room: Second Interim Report on the April 16 Presidential Election

The Civil Society Election Situation Room would like to commend Nigerians for their determination in voting and protecting their votes in the 16 April presidential elections, as indeed they had demonstrated in the National Assembly elections held the previous week. INEC has the responsibility to ensure that the results announced reflect the will of the […]

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Presidential Elections: Interim Report from the Situation Room Saturday April 16, 2011

We note with dismay the seemingly systematic and coordinated intimidation and arrest of our election observers deployed to observe the Presidential Elections. We are particularly disturbed by reports of these attacks in Jos, Plateau State. Although we understand that some of the observers were subsequently released, we have received reports of several other similar cases. […]

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April 14, 2011

Press Briefing by INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega Ahead Saturday April 16, Presidential Election

1. Professor Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, briefed Journalists this evening, at the Commission’s meeting room, on the meeting with RECs. He also used the briefing to share plans and preparations for the Presidential elections on Saturday April 16th, 2011. 2. According to the chairman, the commission has agreed and is taken measures to address […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT AHEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2011. Thursday April 14,2011

Press Release For Immediate Release The Nigerian civil society Election Situation Room has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to address the challenges and complaints associated with the National Assembly elections. In a press conference addressed in Abuja, the CSO Election Situation Room called on INEC to tackle the problems of the collation and […]

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April 12, 2011

Preliminary Statement issued by the National Human Rights Commission and the CLEEN Foundation on the Conduct of Security Officials in the National Assembly Election held on April 9, 2011

One of the most important preconditions for free, fair and credible election is the guarantee of security of people and materials involved in the electoral process. Security, in this respect refers to the absence of harm and threat to the personnel of the electoral management body, politicians, electorates and the general public during voter registration, […]

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