Some observers who monitored the elections in Kogi State have said, the process lacked credibility.
The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room and YIAGA Africa, are calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission to investigate pockets of violence recorded in the state
A basic tenet which democracy is grounded on is giving citizens the opportunity to exercise their franchise in choosing who will represent in government
It means that if the electoral process is threatened, democracy is at stake
It is why observers are granted the lease to monitor the process of votes being cast during elections to ensure it is free, fair and credible
YIAGA Africa and other civil society groups are worried that the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States were marred with violence and voter inducements
YIAGA AFRICA believes there was significant improvement in the conduct of elections, but wants drawbacks in logistics management and the transparency in collation of results to be addressed
Political parties were also fingered as threats to credible elections and democratic process