#KOBA2019: Observers ask INEC to investigate violence

 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

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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

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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

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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

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Political parties were also fingered as threats to credible elections and democratic process

 

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