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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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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April 10, 2011

Situation Room Interim Statement on the April 9 2011 National Assembly Elections

The Nigerian Situation Room would like to commend INEC for addressing several of the hitches encountered during the postponed April 2 National Assembly elections on April 9 new date. That said, we note with concern several lapses, including malpractices involving INEC officials in states such as Imo, Delta, Sokoto, Borno, Niger, Akwa Ibom, Kwara etc. […]

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April 8, 2011

Nigeria Election Situation Room Statement on the Bomb blast at INEC office in Suleja.

The Nigeria Election Situation Room notes with dismay the bomb blast at the INEC office in Suleja which killed a number of people who have offered their services to the nation at this critical time. We take this opportunity to sympathize with their families and friends for this tragic waste of life. Although the perpetrators […]

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Weekly Civil Society Security Brief (April 3rd, 2011)…by CLEEN Foundation

Background The Nigeria general elections will now hold on April 9, 16 and 26 following the postponement announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on April 2. Political parties and candidates have seized the extension for last minute campaign. Even though the elections were postponed midway on April 2 the conduct of Nigeria police officers […]

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April 7, 2011


When the Commission last Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, rescheduled the National Assembly elections, it stated very clearly that the elections will hold this Saturday, April 9th, 2011. We are happy to say that the elections will go ahead this weekend as planned. We as a Commission fully appreciate the enormous sacrifices made by millions of […]

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